mFrame Posted April 2, 2010 Share Posted April 2, 2010 Over the last three weeks I've noticed something very strange with my Torch coral (approximately 12 heads). All of the fleshy heads are doing fine, but I've noticed that something appears to be "eating away" the bone in the region just below each head. This damaged has now crept up to where it did affect, and apparently kill, two of the heads. I've noticed my blue-leg hermits sitting on the worn, exposed spots and apparently eating. Several of the heads are now precariously standing with just a fragment of the skeleton supporting them but the heads are still open, waving, and eating. Not believing it, but not willing to risk it, I've been removing any hermits that sit on the skeleton for a while and putting them into my nano. The damage appears to be continuing. The night before last I found a small white starfish (1/4" diam) on one of the branches, but he's the only one like that I've seen and I don't believe he could have caused all this damage. Last night my son swears that he could see small, filament like worms amongst the torch tentacles on some of the heads and he thinks that is the culprit. I watched for 30 mins and never saw what he says he sees. Has anyone ever seen or heard of something like this on a torch coral? I can understand the flesh being targeted by something, but the skeleton? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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