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Old 08-10-2013, 12:44 AM   #1
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Well, this is a picture of my toadstool. It really is a horrible cell phone picture but I'm not trying to capture its glory. My question is, its had its polyps retracted like this for about a week. It hasn't opened them up at all. And actually, the surface of it seems to appear shiny. I have heard this is a growing phase that they all go through, but in the six months I have had it, I have never seen it stay closed for this long of a period. Any idea what it is doing. How long can it take? I know it isn't upset or anything, just trying to learn a little more about my tanks inhabitants.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:55 AM   #2
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I know that toadstools go the ought a phase where they create a slimy mucus every now and then. You could maybe use a turkey baster and blow at it? Or allow the powerhead to slowly create current towards it?
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I have a toadstool that sheds like this and can take a week, sometimes longer. It always comes back bigger and happier. I have another that rarely sheds at all and is done in two days. If you haven't moved it or touched just let it do its thing.
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I have a toadstool that sheds like this and can take a week, sometimes longer. It always comes back bigger and happier. I have another that rarely sheds at all and is done in two days. If you haven't moved it or touched just let it do its thing.
Perfect. And no I haven't changed anything nor touched it. However, do you actually see it shed? I don't see anything coming off of it.
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Yes I usually do, it's like a skin but it may have happened or will happen overnight so you may not see it and certain CUC members might eat it before you see it.
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