Cabbage Leather problem?

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by mm2002, Apr 17, 2007.

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  1. mm2002

    mm2002 Feather Duster

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    Just got this one last week. It's opening up and looks very healthy, except for one spot on a lower section, which looks like it's disintegrating or something. Kinda like stringy spaghetti, and is white in color. My question is, should I remove that portion or just let it be?
    TIA!
     
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  3. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If it's falling apart, I would remove the portion that's "melting". Any chance you can post a picture of the affected area?
     
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    Yes, and thank you! You can see the affected area in the lower RH side. I've never propped a Cabbage, so before I go hacking away at it, any tips for removal?

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    It's hard to see where it's rotting but if it's just one individual polyp, I would remove the entire polyp from the rock with a very sharp razor blade, then cut off the part that's rotting and attach the unrotted part of the polyp to a piece of rock with a rubberband until it grows onto it.
     
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    Thanks again, I will do that. I had no idea they were that easy to prop.
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Leathers are pretty easy :)
     
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  9. mm2002

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    Well, I'm sure they are...but I'm always a bit nervous if you know what I mean. The first time I sawed a big chunk of Xenia off with a chain saw it just didn't feel right.:eek:
    LOL! Thanks again!
     
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    :lol: I'm more afraid of the coral stink than the actual fragging.