Leather Not looking good

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  1. Renannchen

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    Hey guys i woke up this morning and my leather coral isnt looking too good..
    Last nite it was still in grate shape.. i dont understand why he is the only one of all my corals not looking good, all the others are looking better than ever!!!! What can i do?? and only the 1 part of it the other part is opening fine?
     
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  3. Neil H

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    Leather sulk all the time, often for no apparent reason.

    Did you change something in the tank ? or the leathers location?

    if not then just be patient, leathers can sulk for as long as 2 weeks at a time
     
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    Leather corals are known to sulk for periods of time which allows them to shed a mucous skin along with unwanted elements. Have you added/changed/dosed anything from your normal regime?
     
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    no big change in the system just added some new corals and he was fine for a day and then he started not opening.... and he is this geen colour all of a sudden.. when he opens up its this pink orange colour so where does the green come from
     
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    It might be getting ready to shed... or just adapting... it's hard to say without a pic. Can you post one for us? :)
     
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    Well congratulations then... It has zooxanthellae in its body (as youd know) but what happens is that a coral can shed some of this algae, to take on another strain of algae by "eating" the dynoflaggelates (zoo-algae with wings) and turning them into another strain of algae. That is why he is changing the color. This is a good thing, cause it shows you have a good zooxanthellae population in your tank!!! ;)

    BTW, all color in coral comes from the strain type of algae. So some times they can change color.

    Just give it a chance...
     
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    Some corals? SPS by any chance? Leathers dont do so well with sticks from what i`ve seen.
    The green may just be bacteria or algae which get stuck in the mucous.
    In a mixed system (ie soft and hard corals) it is advisable to run carbon 24/7 as there is chemical warfare from the corals themselves.
    Could also be a leather predator that came with your new corals?
     
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    Thax every1 will uload pics just now...
     
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    Mine did this once, but it recovered nicely. Just check all your parameters.
     
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    They often sulk. That is why they are called soft corals
     
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    Thax every1.. Realy hope he is just sulking..
     
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    My leathers are sulking too

    Maybe its lunar cycle or something LOL because mine started to sulk about two days ago. I've checked and rechecked everything, and all parameters are good or normal.

    I also noticed thats its changing colour to a greenish tinge

    From what the okes are saying in the preceding threads Ill just wait and see
     
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    Any update on the leather?
     
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    Leather Loking much better ow.. will postpics later, thax for all the help every1
     
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    Mine is no where near its former glory, but it is looking a lot better today.
     
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    That's very subjective, and actually means nothing :nono:. Please post ACTUAL FIGURES when referring to water parameters...

    Hennie
     
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    PO4 =0
    NO3 = 0
    PH = 8.5
    Salinity = 1024
    Nitrite = 0
    Temp = 26.0
     
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