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Dean29G
02-21-2005, 12:28 AM
Hi everyone,
I have a leather that has been in my tank about 6 weeks now. It was doing great. :cool:
http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/989group_2_028.jpg

Then it closed up about 3 or 4 days ago. :eek:

http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/989Leather_002_WinCE_-thumb.jpg

Then it opened up and the polyps didn't come out. It also layed down on it's side. :sad:


http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/989Leather_004_WinCE_Custom_-thumb.jpg

I spoke to the guys at SWC and they said he may be "shedding". Well when I came home after talking to them, there was a "skin/film" hanging off of him, and the polyps were beginning to show themselves.

Now, should I have any worries about this? All the tank parameters were tested yesterday and they were good. Also did a 5 gallon change. It is a 29 gallon tank and 15 gallon sump/refuge.

Thanks Dean

Gools
02-21-2005, 02:06 AM
yah it is probbaly shedding, you can help it out by giving it more water flow, so it will shed quiker

Doug
02-21-2005, 02:23 PM
Sounds like a shed to me also. Keep it clean. Besides water flow, clean it frequently with a turkey baster or something similar.

Dean29G
02-21-2005, 06:49 PM
Thanks guys, That is what I have been doing and it seems to be better. I thought I would ask the question before the think stank up my tank if it were dead.