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Leather Toadstool Coral

Discussion in 'Coral Information and Help' started by Sorted7, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Sorted7

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    Hi all, I have recently got leather toadstool coal in my tank. It’s doesn’t have its tenticals out and open all of the time, it leans to one side on the sand when it is closed up but when it’s open it is semi upright is this normal? Many thanks all
     
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    Yes sounds normal, they can and do relax at night, they are also known to sulk for long periods of time until they get well settled
     
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    Oh really, now it make sense. Can I ask what is the best position in a tank for them? I only have a small nano tank and at the moment it is still on the rock when got it but on the bottom of the tank with medium ish flow. I notice that when my conch comes out the coral closes. Shall I move it up off the ground or just leave it. Many thanks
     
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    Although a soft coral that doesn’t need a lot of light to survive given plenty of light they will thrive, they also like to be in decent flow as this helps them rid of the skin/ surface that they often shed, without reasonable flow they can suffocate so if you can get it higher up nearer the light and in better flow it will have the best chance.
    Once you’ve decided on placement the best thing you can do for it is to leave it bee to settle in, (which can sometimes seem like an age)
     
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    Thanks you so much for you help, I will reposition him in the morning and then leave him there that will then be my tank finished so I won’t have to desturb it again. Thanks again
     
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