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Chalice coral receding and showing skeleton

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Kmk

Hi everyone,

 

I bought a fresh cut rainbow charlice last week. One side of it was peeling of tissue and showing a little Skeleton but now it looks like it's healing. However , the other side of it was doing great but now it seems to be losing tissue and showing a lot of skeleton. Please help! I tried dipped it in coral Rx today.  

 

 

Water are good. 

0 ammonia 

0 nitrite

10 nitrate 

Cal 460

Alk 8

0 phosphate

1500 mag

 

 

 

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Clown79

Is it in a high flow area or direct light?

 

Chalice prefer moderate to low flow and moderate light.

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Kmk

It under shade and low flow area

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fishfreak0114

I find iodine dips very helpful when corals are receding or have an infection. 

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Kmk

I was choosing between iodine or coral Rx (it said it treat bacteria infection as well). I have already dipped it 8 minutes in coral Rx yesterday.  Wondering should dip it in iodide as well?

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Kmk

Any hope to keep it alive and restore its color?

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fishfreak0114

As long as there's still tissue, I think there's hope. I would try an iodine dip.  Turn a container of tank water weak tea coloured with iodine, and dip for 5-10 minutes. 

 

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Kmk

I'll tried that. Thanks

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Kmk

So I did dip in searchem dip (iodine base) for about 8 minutes.  However, some of the healed tissue seem get a bit worse. Any thought guys?

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Kmk

I don't think it's gonna make it. It's getting worse. 

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4x5

If your other corals are fine then I'd suggest you just leave it and let it settle in, more dipping or fiddling will likely just aggravate it more. Chalices IME are extremely hardy. Just try keep everything stable and give it time.

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Kmk

Yes. Other coral are fine. Thank you for your suggestion!

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Kmk

Crossing my fingers.  Silly me, should never buy an expensive freshly cut coral

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Kmk

I think its gone. Should  I put it out?

 

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