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Old 09-12-2004, 04:06 PM   #1
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Pin Point Leather Toadstool not opening

3 days ago I bought a pin point leather toadstool from a very good lfs. I brought it home, put it into my tank, and the next day it was open, aka the little pins were sticking out. It opened the day after that also, but then that night, I added aragamilk for my clam. Today it hasnt even started to open up, and the lights have been on for about 5 hours. I have no idea if this is because of the aragamilk, if its just adjusting, or if it was my arrowcrab who I saw sitting on top of it with two legs straight out, not moving, in like a crab-like yoga position. It is not ripped up at all, but isnt opening. The sg is 1.023, temp is about 80, nitrates 18, ammonia 0. If anyone knows something about toadstools, any help would be greatly appreciated. It is my first toadstool, so I'm not really sure what to expect.

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Old 09-12-2004, 06:29 PM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about it.. they can take a long time to fully adjust to the new environment. At the moment any little thing would probably make it close up.
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I bet that crab is making it close. All my corals close up when my hermits get close to it... They come back out aftey they leave...
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My LFS has one and somedays I see it open, some days it is closed. I dont think you need to worry. Your clam looks nice though!
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Old 09-13-2004, 07:38 PM   #5
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thanks!
I called up my lfs and they said that it could be shedding its skin due to a change in water quality. Its got lots of little white flaky stuff on it that falls off with the current. I hope its just shedding and not dying!
it looks pretty good though
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Many Clusters of Button Polyps and 1 Cluster of Star Polyps

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nope it will do this from time to time. when it dies you will see big parts of the lether just fall of
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Old 09-14-2004, 12:34 PM   #7
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Yep, sounds like it's shedding.. make sure there's adequate waterflow to remove the dead tissue.
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its in the flow.
Thanks now I am aware of what is happening, and not thinking that it is dying!

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1 Yellow Tang 1 Percula Clown
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Many Clusters of Button Polyps and 1 Cluster of Star Polyps

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after 16 days, he is opened. Thank the lord
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1 Yellow Tang 1 Percula Clown
1 Tomatoe Clown
1 Bar Gobie
1 Sea Cucumber
1 Arrow Crab
4 Peppermint Shrimp
6 Mexican Turbo Snails
Many Clusters of Button Polyps and 1 Cluster of Star Polyps

Many Obnoxious Bristle worms - AHHH
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after 16 days, he is opened. Thank the lord
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1 Yellow Tang 1 Percula Clown
1 Tomatoe Clown
1 Bar Gobie
1 Sea Cucumber
1 Arrow Crab
4 Peppermint Shrimp
6 Mexican Turbo Snails
Many Clusters of Button Polyps and 1 Cluster of Star Polyps

Many Obnoxious Bristle worms - AHHH
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