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It looks like something is chewing on my torch and candy cane corals. I don't have any worms that I know of. :/ any body have a clue why the skeleton is eroding?


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what are your water parameters??
ammonia
nitrite
nitrate
SG
pH
hardness
Calcium and magnesium if ya got it
also how much and what type of lighting along with your photoperiod.

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what are your water parameters??
ammonia
nitrite
nitrate
SG
pH
hardness
Calcium and magnesium if ya got it
also how much and what type of lighting along with your photoperiod.


Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: o
Phosphate: .1
SG: 1.024
Ph: no idea I don't have a test kit yet.
Calcium: 520ppm
KH: 9dkh

Lights on at 10am off at 9:30 pm (11.5 hours)

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so u think somethings eating it?
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Termites? I also have seen this in my tank. The skeleton gets really porous and brittle over time...

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Termites? I also have seen this in my tank. The skeleton gets really porous and brittle over time...

Matt


what happens? i had the same thing happen with my candy cane, and now some of the soft tissue is starting to calcify into a stalk. do you think that is what's happening?

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I had same problem with my Frogspawn it was water parameters, my alk and ph where off and my LFS said that would make it hard for corals to utilize any calc in water not to mention throw off any calc test I guess they all go hand in hand.Fixed the water eroding stopped starting to look heathy again but skeleton still looks bad don't know how long that wiil take( if ever )to heal.

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I had same problem with my Frogspawn it was water parameters, my alk and ph where off and my LFS said that would make it hard for corals to utilize any calc in water not to mention throw off any calc test I guess they all go hand in hand.Fixed the water eroding stopped starting to look heathy again but skeleton still looks bad don't know how long that wiil take( if ever )to heal.


the guy at my LFS recommended i dose iodine and magnesium. i'll give that a go. i'm going to have to get a pH test kit soon. if that's a problem i might have to get some sort of buffer.

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the guy at my LFS recommended i dose iodine and magnesium. i'll give that a go. i'm going to have to get a pH test kit soon. if that's a problem i might have to get some sort of buffer.


It's only a 29g, I wouldn't dose unless you're absolutely sure that your iodine and magnesium levels are suffering.
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did you ever figure out how to stop the eroding skeleton on your corals? im having the same issue with my candy cane right now


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it sorta just stopped. as the flesh grew some of it calcified and the older skeleton became a bit more brittle, as a result it fell off. but new skeleton was being formed at the same time.


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