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Old 03-06-2007, 09:42 PM   #1
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I got a struggling leather from my LFS and it has shedded almost to nothing. There is a small stump left and now it seems to be doing ok. My question is should I remove it or see how it goes. It has shrunk to more than 1/3 of its original size and lost most of its color from what it was when I got it but hasnt turned black or been attacked by the hermits or any other of the cleaner critters. Just wondering what the chances are of it coming back.......
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What kind of leather is it? How long did you acclimate it?
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What kind of leather is it? How long did you acclimate it?
It would be good to know these. Also I would put some strong to moderate flow on him.
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I would keep him with some moderate-high lighting with some good flow as melosu suggested. These corals are like weeds, leave it where it is at the very least and aim a pw in its direction.
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They are pretty tough corals. I wouldnt worry about it right away. The one i just got was in my friends tank for a year and it got too big so he gave it to me. I bagged it and brought it home, without dripping it, i just put it in my tank and it was open with polyps out in about 2 hours.
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They are pretty tough corals.
I totally agree
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