Leather Coral Turning White - Help Please!!

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My leather coral has been turning white at the tips for the past few weeks. is it dying?! should I be concerned? Please help!

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hi, looks like something is eating it,what do you have in tank that may be picking on ?
body seems healthy, does not look like normal devils hand dropping fingers.
 
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hi, looks like something is eating it,what do you have in tank that may be picking on ?
body seems healthy, does not look like normal devils hand dropping fingers.
I have two clownfish and a starfish. I have recently found out that I had copepods in my tank. Can that be the problem? all my other corals seem fine
 
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On certain occasions when the tissue of Sarcophyton becomes necrotic, and starts to deteriorate and become "cheesy." This is normally caused by tank conditions: -
- the lack of a required trace element
- heavy sedimentation
- the presence of a toxin,
- improper lighting

Necrotic areas can be trimmed off with a razor blade. Also check to see if there’s a hole at the base where it rests during the day (usually nocturnal). you can also try looking during the night photoperiod to see if you can catch anything that would be gnawing on the top.
In rare cases the coralivore is some kind of pod but not very common.
Check also to assure alk is not low.
You may dip as a last resort in an iodine solution
 

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On certain occasions when the tissue of Sarcophyton becomes necrotic, and starts to deteriorate and become "cheesy." This is normally caused by tank conditions: -
- the lack of a required trace element
- heavy sedimentation
- the presence of a toxin,
- improper lighting

Necrotic areas can be trimmed off with a razor blade. Also check to see if there’s a hole at the base where it rests during the day (usually nocturnal). you can also try looking during the night photoperiod to see if you can catch anything that would be gnawing on the top.
In rare cases the coralivore is some kind of pod but not very common.
Check also to assure alk is not low.
You may dip as a last resort in an iodine solution
all of this plus:
add some activated carbon in case any chemical warfare or toxins are going on.
are you using rodi water? what are your parameters (salinity, calcium , magnesium, alkalinity, nitrate and phosphate)
 

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