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Old 01-23-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
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Leather has not been opened for two days

Tank has nothing changed. Just tested the water and everything is normal. The leather has a slime on the top. Any suggestion?
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Old 01-23-2005, 11:35 PM   #2
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Leathers do this on occasion. They kind of shed their skin so to speak. I had 1 go 3-4 days once. It is fine now.
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Old 01-23-2005, 11:36 PM   #3
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Probably sloughing. My toadstool has not opened up for over a week now. When he does open, it's usually for 2-3 days. I think he wants higher water flow, that'll be my next test. Give him some time.
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I wish that is the case. It is one of best.
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Old 01-24-2005, 12:18 AM   #5
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Leathers do have a tendency to do this, but they do seem to do this less when they are happy. My cabbage leather closed up and was shedding every other day when I first got him. Once I gave him a little more light and a lot more flow it is rare to see this coral closed during the daylight hours at all unless some reef janitor is irritating him.
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Old 01-24-2005, 12:48 AM   #6
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Funny thing you mention MORE flow..... my toadstool wasn't happy until I lessened the flow on him......
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Mine also. Normal behaviour. Each time I think he's just going to stay open all the time....he shuts down often for many days at a time.
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It is still closed, please see my Gallery for before / after pictures. Light is 2x150W MH and MJ 1200 is about 12 inches away. So light and flow should not be the issues.
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I only say more flow for my leather because I intentionally moved him to the lowest flow part of the tank. He's been there for a month and has only opened up three times, for maybe 2-3 days at a time. Some debris is collecting on him now.
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How long has it been closed?

Ok, just read the title again and it is 2 days. If your water parimeters are good and nothing has changed, then 2 days is really nothing to worry about at this point. Use the turkey baister like I said in an earlier post somewhere. They are very hardy.
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