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Old 01-15-2012, 04:42 AM   #1
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Leather Corals

Hey I have a 14 Gallon BioCube with initial filtration and everything. I have a heater and my nitrates are perfect.
But I have leather corals that fairly odd. One will shrink and turn white but will always straighten and become purple color. The biggest will lean completely over but will straighten up and look normal. The medium one will always be normal but from time to time it will lean for just a few hours a week.
Currently there is 1 cleaner shrimp 3 naciasrius (I'm horrible at spelling) snails 1 false percula and a red sea star.
Can someone give me advice with my coral!! Please.

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Old 01-15-2012, 09:54 AM   #2
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Hi there! Welcome to the forum!

I'm not sure how helpful it is, but my leathers do some strange things too. One day some will lean and then just bounce right back the next day. Overall I think if they look healthy you should be ok. is there any flow that is blowing on them? maybe that is helping them lean a bit.
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What is your sg? I find when mine is either a little to high or low some of my leathers act weird. If I don't top off my tank just right it effects the leathers before anything else in the tank.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:37 PM   #4
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Here is a Picture of my corals the middle one is the one that will completely turn white and shrivel up but now it's opening.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:38 PM   #5
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And thanks guys I'm moving my them to the back of the tank do they have less water flow.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:46 PM   #6
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Well they would probably like some more space between each other.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:13 PM   #7
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How would I space them out that is how they came.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #8
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Well if that is the case then I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:34 PM   #9
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Okay. I moved the output nozzle away from my coral. My clown was not happy my hand was in his tank. He is so cute haha
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:08 PM   #10
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Coral looks so much better. They haven't leaned since they moved. They haven't open fully yet but they look great. Thank you everyone!!
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Good for you! My one mushroom leather died and poisoned my tank. Doing alot of work to get it running correctly...
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What type of leather is that almost looks like an sps? The finger leather i have limps like crazy once a week or so but bounces back bigger and taller each time, it might be too much flow but it always gets right back up.
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That appears to be a colt coral. Or maybe a christmas tree...but it looks more like a colt to me.
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I was wondering about the picture of yours looks cool almost like an sps. Everyone has been telling me the one i have is a finger leather?? You say a colt?
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Def not a finger leather. Look at liveaquaria.com and you will see the difference.
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I'm not quite sure cause when I bought mine the sales person said leather. Would anyone say other wise??
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Photobucket had this picture calling it a finger leather?? Looks alot like mine

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That appears to be a colt coral. Or maybe a christmas tree...but it looks more like a colt to me.
Def not a chrismas tree. A Christmas tree has to be in the sand bed to survive. I can not be glued to a rock. Here is a pic of mine. I also have a finger leather and it doesn't look like that. I will post a pic of it when I get home. Well I have an old pic of it. I will post an updated 1.

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This is the finger leather that it is being confused with. When the polyps aren't out, they look almost the same.
Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Spaghetti Finger Leather Coral

Here is the colt.
Colt Coral
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I researched and I came to a conclusion that my coral is a Kenya tree coral.
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