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Old 10-07-2016, 10:20 AM   #1
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Cabbage leather dying?

I have had a piece of Cabbage leather for months and it's done great, grown, molted, full polyp extension. Welp now the center has turned white and a hole the size of a pencil eraser has appeared but it's not acting like its dying? Like full extension and feeding behavior and everything. I know for fact nothing eating it. Is this some type of coral fragging
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Some of mine do the same thing. If its growing and spreading I would not worry. Make sure you keep up with your PWC`s as the iodine in them is very beneficial to them. You might want to consider a iodine bath for it if it is not too big. Just get some kents iodine and put a capful in a container with SW. Do it for about 15-20 minutes and then return it to the tank.
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I've read in a few different places that it could be fragging itself, have you ever seen yours do that?
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Never seen that. They keep growing more of them but not by "fragging". I started out with one and now have 1/3 of a 125 gallon tank of them. As long as they are growing and multiplying you are good to go
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Any chance we can look at some pictures of it.
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I would love to post pictures of it but I've reached my limit a long time ago for those 😅
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So use a photo sharing website like photobucket.


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http://s952.photobucket.com/user/cga...tml?sort=3&o=0

Alright let's see if I did this right. This is it after my lights have been out all night. It's all about to milt again as its starting to get a real leathery look around the edges. I'll take a picture of it full expanded after I turn my lights on. But I just don't know, all my other coral are doing great, this one is still expanding and getting full polyp expansion. It goes from being the sized of my closed fist to the size of my open hand
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Well, I'm far from a soft coral expert but that doesn't look good. Have there been any changes recently?
Also, on the side of the photobucket page, if you copy the IMG link you can post it right into your posts. Like so.
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Sweet and no, nothing is new. I mean I added a few new corals but that was way after this started to happen. It's slowly getting larger. But with lights on its fine? It went from pen prick to pencil Eraser size. I know that toadstool leathers do something similar like this, but grow like stems then drop. An one subspecies of cabbage leather, which I believe I have cause that's the only thing? No pest or anything as I dip my coral
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