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Old 11-11-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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Stinging Leather toadstool!

Has anyone had any experience with a stinging leather toadstool? This evening, it's sweeper tentacles are the longest I've ever seen them. How dangerous are it's stings? Gonna get it out if it's gonna damage everything else. Any suggestions? Cheers
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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I have never had any trouble with mine.I think they are only feeder tentacles and don't actually damage other corals.
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Leathers dont sting other corals. They wage chemical warfare when they seem to think someone is encroaching their space. That`s why you need to have 5-6 inches space between them and other corals. They have tenacles but not sweepers.
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Thanks guys. Ricksreef, I'm sure they are not feeders, they look like long thin thin threads with smaller threads along the length.
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Melosu, I have carbon in the sump, so hopefully that will help with the chemicals. Do you think the tentacles are of concern to it's neighbours? Fully outstretched, the tentacles are at least 20-30cm.
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IMO they are of no concern. Good idea with the GAC in the sump.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:29 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. Ricksreef, I'm sure they are not feeders, they look like long thin thin threads with smaller threads along the length.
Can you get a picture.You may have a spaghetti worm in or beside your coral.
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Hi ricksreef, it's typical, not doing it tonight! I have googled spaghetti worm as per your suggestion, and it's not that. The tentacles are very fine, more like long filaments. When they touch something, they quickly retract, then go back to drifting in the current. I think they might be sticky as saw one kind of slightly seem to stick on a passing fish, but the fish didn't react.
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Is it clear? And stringy? If so, it's just chemical war fare in the tank. Someone is getting in the personal bubble of the toadstool. Try moving it away from other corals. Leathers don't sting- but they like their space
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