PLEASE HELP!!! TORCH CORAL CLOSED UP AFTER WATER CHANGE AND ALL OF ITS TENTACLES DECAYED

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I did a water change and I made the mistake of adding salt directly into the tank and it landed on my torch coral.
It was fine before but completely closed up after.
It is now shedding brown stuff that looks like its tentacles.
It's been 4 days now!! Please help.
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If I understand your brief post correctly, you either
1. Change water by adding fresh water then added salt, or
2. Add salt to increase the salinity of the aquarium after water change.

Either case is really bad. Marine animal cannot tolerate increase salinity abruptly and either of the above will kill a lot of them, essentially 100% with case #1 and most with case #2.
All I can recommend is you need to read and learn a lot more before buying any more animal. Your Torch, and any other animals in your tank are likely toasted. Sorry.

Stability is essential in a marine/reef tank. Salt water need to be mixed ahead of time, preferably 24 hrs, match salinity and temperature (withing a few degree, how close depends on how much water you change) so that salinity wont change and temperature stay within a degree F or two after water change.

Never add salt or hypertonic water to a reef/marine tank directly to increase salinity. If salinity increase is needed, you top off the tank with salt water to replace evaporated water so that the salinity increased slowly until target salinity reach.

I would recommend going to this page and read, post questions there. There are specialist staffs and volunteers there who will help guide you. As it is, no more animals until you get the very basic of keeping a marine aquarium
New to Marine and Reef Aquarium
 
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Following up, would the coral be able to regrow tentacles? Right now, basically the skeletons is all that left. What should I do with it?
 
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This is what it currently looks like:
 

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If there are some tissue there there is a small possibility that something will grow from the rebut doubtful. Many oral, the seemingly dead skeleton will sprout babies for a while, like Plate coral. Torch coral not so much but possible. I leave it until it is an eye sore or you need the space for another coral.
 
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