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Old 08-23-2003, 08:46 PM   #1
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umbrella leather coral

my umbrella leather coral has got some yellow spots. it has been under stress in the past few days, since i was rearranging my tank. is it bacterail infection? if so, how do i cure it?
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Old 08-23-2003, 08:49 PM   #2
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It is possibly a bacterial infection, but may not be. It might be a couple of "hot spots", or simply places where the polyps are not extending.

How long have you had it?
What lighting is it under?
Does it look shiney?
Can we get a picture?
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about ten days. one of them opened only once. this one opens more often, but some yellow spots developed on its edges. I wonder if it got from the yellow polyps coral. lighting is good, 4w/g, it does looking shiny.
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Could be the start of a shed, leather corals shed a waxy film from time to time to clean algae, slime and detritus from their skin, increasing water flow over the leather will speed the process.

It could also be developing necrotic areas on the edges. If you rub it, does it crumble?
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i have some pics of my coral, pls advise how to send.
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You can add an attatchment to the post here, just hit the rply button, and at the bottom of the rply page, is a place to add an attatchment.
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This post may help in attatching images

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hi kevin, thanks for the advice, i've posted a pic of my coral in my profile.
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I saw your pic you uploaded to the gallery, it looks to me like some discoloration cause it is getting ready to shed.
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so, it is not infection. i will be ok if i increase the water flow towards, i guess.
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