leather coral problems

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    my small leather coral isnt comin out i dunno wats wrong it tries to come out then retracts ....any ideas wats up with it
    All my other corals r fine!
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    leathers often shed their skin in part of the growing process, so they will stay retracted and look like poop for a few days. Just give it time
    little_fish, Jul 5, 2012
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    its been like for atleast 2 months
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    What are your water parameters and what is the leather's location in the tank in regards to flow and light? Also, what kind of leather is it?
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    everythin is where it should be according to red sea...ive moved it from high low more flow less nothing makes it come out..... purple finger leather :p
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    Okay, what are your parameters? Numbers, please.

    pH
    alkalinity
    ammonia
    nitrite
    nitrate
    temperature
    salinity

    "Where it should be" differs from person to person and coral to coral.
    Bifferwine, Jul 5, 2012
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    is there a type of worm or parasite that attacks them ?if so wat am i looking for?
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    No. Nothing specific to leathers that I know of.
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    awww then i must test em ...and its late ill post it tomoz lunch time
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    melafix wouldnt be hurting it would it?
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    Melafix claims to be reef safe, however there are plenty of people that have attributed coral deaths to it. Few medications are actually 100% reef safe. You should never use any medication in your display tank unless you are willing to risk a few of your inverts. Why are you treating with Melafix? You should be quarantining your fish if you are using Melafix.
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    i had a out break of flatworm....my lfs and their supplier said it was fine :S
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    Melafix isn't for flatworms. It's for various fish diseases. It won't do anything against flatworms. The medication for flatworms is called Flatworm Exit.
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    thats wierd cause i seen the worms fall out...and 1 of the leading reefing in my state uses it for same thing :S im confused now
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    Melafix:
    Heals open wounds & abrasions, treats fin and tail rot, eye cloud, mouth fungus and promotes regrowth of damaged fin rays & tissue.

    Melafix® - API

    Read the package. It says nothing about flatworms.
    Bifferwine, Jul 6, 2012
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    yes but the api card i have said it was for injured corals .....is y im confused and i know u know what ur tlkn about :D
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    I don't think you have Melafix. Melafix is not for corals. And flatworms are neither a fish disease nor a coral disease. Why would you treat for flatworms with a coral medication anyways? Are you sure that what you have is even flatworms? You really need to find out more info about what you are doing to your tank instead of just dumping random meds in for random things that you aren't sure of.
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