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Old 04-23-2006, 09:55 PM   #1
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LEather coral - normal or bad?

I have a leather coral that seems to have shrunken up and turend a little black. IS this because it is sheding some skin or internal stuff as they occasionaly do or is somehitng wrong????


Also can you have a leather coral and a bubble coral in the same tank or will the leather hurt the bubble via chemical warfare?


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What are the water parameters? Those two corals can be in the same tank. Try not to have them close. With leathers in the tank it would be a good idea to run carbon.
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That Devils Hand looks completely normal for a frag that has just been through shipping. I would not worry about it at this point in time.
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I will give the water parameters a check tomorrow. I need to do a 20% pwc anyway. I will post you when I can.

It did go thru shipping so maybe tha is jsut how it is reactign to a new tank and what not. Hopefully it will be ok.

For some reason I thought I read in my coral book that some members of the leaterh family can be detrimental to corals in the bubble family???

What about a tanke with Mushroom/Xyena/leather/bubble and sand polyps???

Oh and I am already running carbon - just put a new filter in the day I received the leather. I als orun some PO$ remover behind the carbon in the HOB filter. I had issues with tap water PO4 levels so I started usign the PO4 remover with great sucess.
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I agree with Brenden as they can be in same tank but just separated. I have both in my tank.
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