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Old 01-23-2006, 03:41 PM   #1
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leather corral not doing well

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I have a leather coral that I purchased about 8 days ago. The first few days it opened up real nice but have since stopped. Attahed is a picture of it with the blue lights on. Normally it has brownish color to it and has little hairs on it.

There are bubbles, brains, anome and xenia that are thriving.

He was up about 1/2 way in the tank but have since moved it to the bottom and still looks bad.

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I`ve got two leathers and they are famous for sloughing. Mine will slough for a few days then be ok for a couple weeks.
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Scary when it happens, but perfectly normal. They don't like to be handled and will usually go into a dormant or growth stage after that. They will get real slippery looking and then shed that layer of skin. After that they're usually bigger than before and very healthy looking. How often they do this depends a lot on your system, their stressors and growth patterns. Try not to worry. It will probably look awful for 3 days or so.
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thanks for the response.

I'll leave it be.
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how do you place one of those? do you dig its base into the substract or do you attach it to a rock or just lay on on ur sand bed?
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Mine were alredy attached to LR. Check out my gallery and see where mine are.
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