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Old 08-01-2006, 05:01 PM   #1
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Toadstool Leather sick?

I recently moved, yes tank and all. Fortunately only about 200 ft. I did empty the tank, all but the LS and 10 gal SW. Everything went pretty well, I only lost my YT and Lawn Mover Blenny. Well the Leather shroom decided to take a nap. He(it) is about 12" dia. A week after the move the move, no polyps would extend. There was no drooping, cap would open up, just no polyp extension. I was looking for some slime or other clue indicating stress. Now he is open and all polyps are extended. Could it be getting ready to split or something?
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:18 AM   #2
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Probably just was irritated from the move. They wil slime over with a clear film and then open back up later after shedding the coating. I like to think of it as the coral having a "facial"
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I thought they did this. But very little slime was produced. Didn't event happen until the same moment the polyps started to appear again.

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Leathers will do what we call sloughing. It is where they just close and get small and no polyp extension. It usually happens every 2 or 3 weeks IME
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It is where they just close and get small and no polyp extension. It usually happens every 2 or 3 weeks IME
Had it for at least 6 mos. nowandthisis the first time. I've heard they did this, but I thought it would have produced more slime than it did.

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Mine does not slough that often but they do do it. I have one I just fragged that has not opened up yet. It should be fine but sucks waiting. If he is opening good now, I would not worry.
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