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Old 01-24-2015, 01:04 PM   #1
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Hole in my leather any ideas?

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Hi all my leather sheds its skin every few months which doesn't worry me. What does is this hole found right in the middle of it I found a grain of sand in the hole which I tipped out yesterday has anyone had a problem like this before? I need to get rid of my blue cheek goby as he's getting sand everywhere. Question is will my leather get better or worse?


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Old 01-26-2015, 12:01 AM   #2
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Its odd, but the sand just eats right through them and then they heal up like nothing happened.
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Old 02-02-2015, 05:09 PM   #3
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It's a nightmare there are probably 6 holes over it now, I tried the fish trap made out of an old bottle today but just caught the shrimp! Any ideas on how I can catch my blue cheek goby?


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Old 02-02-2015, 05:48 PM   #4
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It's a nightmare there are probably 6 holes over it now, I tried the fish trap made out of an old bottle today but just caught the shrimp! Any ideas on how I can catch my blue cheek goby?


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sounds more like a parasite eating at it
mine are always covered in sand with no holes doubt it's the sand
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:22 PM   #5
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It's a nightmare there are probably 6 holes over it now, I tried the fish trap made out of an old bottle today but just caught the shrimp! Any ideas on how I can catch my blue cheek goby?


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More holes tells me something in there is hungry...remove and dunk in a product like CoralRX and see what comes out of there.
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Great! I thought as she was opened up nicely it was just sand landing on her causing it to make holes. What should I be looking for? Tiny flea like things or worms?


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I would lean towards some type of worm
your best bet would be a coral dip to get what ever is in it to back out as it's most likely buried deep inside
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So coral rx will do the job?


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you may need to dip it a time or two over a few days just to be sure you get whats eating the leather could also be a nudibranch
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:30 AM   #10
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Well update with this my goby actually made a bid for freedom through a 2" hole in the lid and jumped out found him to hours later stuck to the carpet behind the tank😥 but on a positive note all of my corals seem to look a lot healthier and more open...


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