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Old 01/11/2008, 10:11 PM
jpc763 jpc763 is offline
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Toadstool Question

I have a neon green toadstool leather. I have had it in my tank since the end of September with no issue.

Starting in December (early) it closed up and shed. It opened up for a couple of weeks and then closed up and shed again. It opened up and then a couple of *days* later closed up again.

It is currently in the bottom of my tank and gets hit with a MaxiJet 1200 with a Hydor Flo attachement once per revolution (about 10sec). My tank is a 55g with T5 4x54w lighting.

Is this normal behavior?
Old 01/11/2008, 11:04 PM
jun_celis jun_celis is offline
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I would redirect the maxijet some place else just to make sure. But it looks like its in the molting process. Leathers does that once in a while. Sometimes often. As long as it doesn't look like its melting with white mucus, it should be fine.
Old 01/12/2008, 12:11 AM
laf-reef laf-reef is offline
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Agreed sounds normal - it should be firm to the touch. I recently transfered my reef to a new tank and the largest of my toadstools (that I've had for close to 2 years) stayed closed for nearly 3 weeks after the move. It's open now and looking as good as ever.

Good Luck.
Old 01/12/2008, 01:02 AM
jpc763 jpc763 is offline
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Thanks. It is just wierd that it was fine for several months and then started to close up and shed. I will keep an eye on it.

I have been told not to move it as they get irritated. True?

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