why is my pin cushion skin turnin yellowish

Discussion in 'Coral Care and Requirements' started by mandrin, 10 Feb 2012.

  1. mandrin

    mandrin

    Joined:
    21 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    1,212
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Durban
    hi guys my pin cushion polys are retracted and the skin yellowis
    is there something wrong or is this normal
     
    Last edited: 10 Feb 2012
  2. Guest




  3. 459b

    459b Moderator

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    10,426
    Likes Received:
    955
    Location:
    Cape Town
    How long has it been like this?
    How long have you had it and has it done this before?
    It might just be shedding.
    A pic would help.
     
  4. OP
    mandrin

    mandrin

    Joined:
    21 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    1,212
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Durban
    put it in tank on 25 oct 2011 @ 14 :hoo
    it been likecthis since tuesday
     
  5. 459b

    459b Moderator

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    10,426
    Likes Received:
    955
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Leathers will shed every now and then. When they do they look terrible but come right after a few days.
    Have you changed anything recently?
    Check parameters and keep an eye on it.
    And post a pic.
     
  6. rakabos

    rakabos

    Joined:
    12 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    5,021
    Likes Received:
    93
    Location:
    Wilgeheuwel, JHB
  7. rakabos

    rakabos

    Joined:
    12 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    5,021
    Likes Received:
    93
    Location:
    Wilgeheuwel, JHB
  8. OP
    mandrin

    mandrin

    Joined:
    21 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    1,212
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Durban
    changed nothing
    will check parameters
    ps is it ness to add additives to water even thou i do a 10 %
    water change every two weeks i.jus haves spft corals for now
     
  9. rakabos

    rakabos

    Joined:
    12 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    5,021
    Likes Received:
    93
    Location:
    Wilgeheuwel, JHB
    Thats depends on what additives you want to add, and it should be based on having tested your parameters and seen something wasnt right. Never dose what you cant test
     
  10. Midasblenny

    Midasblenny

    Joined:
    11 May 2007
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Randburg-Gauteng
    could be splitting into two, not a bad sign if so
     
  11. Charl_Stanhope

    Charl_Stanhope

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    2,242
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Big Bay
    [​IMG]

    is it looking like this. This is what mine looked like not too long ago. Mine shed a layer of "skin" and recovered within a week. But a pic would help.
     
  12. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator

    Joined:
    7 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    11,685
    Likes Received:
    290
    Location:
    Kempton Park
    looks to be sulking
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - cushion skin turnin Forum Date
Pincushion swap Nano Tanks 12 Jul 2017
[wtd] Pincushion Wanted 21 Jun 2017
Pin cushions not doing well Soft Corals 27 May 2017
[wtd] Pincushion and pulsing xenia Wanted 18 May 2017
[wtd] green tip pincushion frag Wanted 7 Apr 2017
[wtd] Pin.cushion Wanted 4 Mar 2017
[wtd] Green pin cushion tip frag Wanted 11 Sep 2016