My leather coral

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by hectat2, Dec 8, 2014.

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  1. hectat2

    hectat2 Fire Worm

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    This is what my 2 clowns having fun on this days what i can do ? My toadstool is in danger now? Im new in saltwater tanks us to be like the las pic
     

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    A leather hosting clowns is pretty common. Usually it's not an issue for the coral. It might be a rare occurrence when the clowns or too large or too passionate regarding residing in the coral, the coral then becomes stressed with all the activity and will no longer open. Basically for now I would not be concerned.
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    They will eventually stress and kill the leather unfortunately ime.
     
  5. Ballgame

    Ballgame Millepora

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    I think this is pretty common. Maybe stress it out like mentioned but maybe not. Just keep an eye on it. Not much you can do other than remove the leather

    What kind of clowns are these?
     
  6. hectat2

    hectat2 Fire Worm

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    RoloSaez Millepora

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    Get them an anemone. Then they will leave your leather alone. Possibly of course
     
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  9. hectat2

    hectat2 Fire Worm

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    My tank is only 3 month old
     
  10. dienerman

    dienerman Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    I would hold off on a nem for a while until your tank is more established.
     
  11. hectat2

    hectat2 Fire Worm

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    +1 some people say nem kill corals too
     
  12. SharkBait!Hooha

    SharkBait!Hooha Astrea Snail

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    Clowns are funny things and will usually live in anything, even non-organic anythings lol.
    The toadstool might adjust or it might get stressed further. Just monitor it to make sure the polyps still extend.
    If it's stressed and no longer extending, you can move it to another spot and the clowns will get confused, but might eventually find it again.
     
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