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Jace_242 03-09-2009 06:42 PM

Finger Leather needs help!
So I have a finger leather that has been in my aquarium since late December. I'm somewhat new to corals and it was one of the first corals I added. Every day when the lights come on it grows to a huge size about ten inches wide and eight tall and looks quite happy. Recently I have noticed a number of white patches growing that are slightly indented like the outer layer is eroding away. I can tell they are gradually spreading and it has me rather concerned, does anyone have any experience with this?

As soon as I get my daughter down for a nap I'll post my water parameters to see if that's the culprit. My lighting is a coralife 48 inch light with Two 65 watt 10,000K and two 65 watt True Actinic 03 Blue fluorescent lamps.

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kgriffith 03-09-2009 07:33 PM

Sounds like a big finger leather, the stretch marks make me think he is on steroids, haha. Serioulsy tho I think that it might be getting ready to shed. I have a finger leather buy my experience is limited so maybe someone else has an idea.

Jace_242 03-09-2009 08:21 PM

hmm, he was shedding in December when I bought him so about two and a half months ago, do you know how often they shed?

kgriffith 03-09-2009 08:22 PM

They do it regularly I am sure that it depends on a lot of things tho. Not terribly familiar with them. Sorry

jhampton_wsu 03-09-2009 10:43 PM

Can you post pictures?

Jace_242 03-09-2009 11:36 PM

I tried to put two links to pictures in my original post up top, did they not work? I'm still trying to get used to posting pics

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