- Apr 22, 2020
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My torches and hammers are leaving there skeleton? How do I stop this?
It’s my torches and hammers they slowly just lose grip of there skeleton over weeks time.Need to see the corals... everything looks inline. Are you seeing a mass of tentacles leave or onesie twosies? If it's the later it could be the case. I'm looking for the R2R thread that talked about this.
Without seeing the torch though it's all speculation.
Sorry to hear that. I lost a 8heads indo gold torch . I still miss that coral lol I even did the icp test and everything looked good except a little nickel that I think was coming from rusty to ya I was using. Got the nickel down but still having the same issue. Anyone think it can be the shrimps late night??Following as I'm having a similar issue.
I have a 7 gallon tank that's 4 yrs old and the hammers are frags off my main colony in my main tank, they have been in the tank for over 3.5 years. They are also losing the heads, as in the whole fleshy bit just leaves the skeleton. I don't know why they are doing it, I have lost around 20 heads over the last 9 months.
My parameters are
The only things I can think of is I had an issue with salinity dropping low down to 1.023 for a while that I didnt notice for a while, or its the green sinularia that is releasing toxins that I can't test for. I've also checked for stray voltage that has been suggested as a possible cause. I went from.
I do water changes every week about 10-15%. I’ve had the brown jelly in the past with a torch. But this is a bit slower . And the head falls off an lays on the floor or rock for a few weeks before it’s all the way melted .How often do you guys do water changes? No brown jelly, just fallout?
Every tank is different we run our salinity about 1.023-25 it varies. Smaller water column with even the most minor of swings can have a big impact.
Argh! There are so many threads out there about this issue with little response... here's one for hammer splitting/spawning - https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/self-fragging-hammer.638841/
It's frustrating because your parameters look good but like @Nicholas-dushynsky said it could be something we can't test for though I've haven't heard of a BTA doing that to euphyllia before... I know plenty of successful tanks that have both with no issues. I'll keep doing some more research, I run a euphyllia heavy tank I have lost pieces before but it's been to brown jelly which is an easy diagnosis/remedy, this definitely has stumped and piqued my interest. I'll post more when I have more.
Have you tried putting them on a frag plug? or in a nem cup? Would be interested to know if it's self splitting.I do water changes every week about 10-15%. I’ve had the brown jelly in the past with a torch. But this is a bit slower . And the head falls off an lays on the floor or rock for a few weeks before it’s all the way melted .
What kind of salt are u using or are u using natural seawater? I’m using fritz the blue box and have been for sometime now.I got the same issues and have heard many others too. I have heard that this is polyp bail out that it’s either spawning or stress due to water quality or whatever that make the poly doesn’t want to stay.
Its frustrating and I have been losing corals slowly.