Leather coral not opening up

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  1. lancehall123

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    Hi Guys,

    I bought a leather coral the other day and the first day that it was in my tank it was looking amazing and I was really happy with it.

    It then started to not open up anymore and none of the pins come out and it looks like it is going to die maybe.

    I dont have my water conditions with me at the moment but I have tested for salinity and that seems to be ok.

    I have 2x54W T5 lights. 1 White and 1 Blue.

    Please let me know whether I am just being paranoid or whether I should be really concerned.

    Any advice would be appreciated!

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    Thanks,
    Lance
     
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    chances are it is sulking how long has it been like that?
     
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    2 days, It also has like a thin skin-like stuff hanging from it. I hope that its just readjusting or shedding.
     
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    Shedding. Don't worry about it.
     
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    How long should I wait before I should become concerned?
     
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    Update: Looks like its coming right. @Lord_Blackadder you were right, It is shedding. Thanks for the help guys!
     
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    told you not to worry :thumbup:
     
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    My leather sheds its outer layer at least once a month.
    Especially after i stressed it/moved it around.
    Leathers are tough as hide, & mine has been through a tank crash where i lost almost all my corals. Moved it to another tank & it open up the next morning.
     
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    Thank you for your input @Visser I can now sleep a little easier :)
     
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