Animal Stories - Leather Coral Facts

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   Leather Corals are members of the largest group of Octocorals found throughout the world!
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Anonymous - 2019-07-02
Hi I have a leather toadstool coral, had it for about 2 to 3 weeks and it just doesnt look happy it’s always Inclosed an will only show a few bristles from time to time is there anything I need to do ? Does it have to be on a flat surface to open up? What should I do ?

Annette - 2013-08-15
My very large leather coral has detached itself from its rock, so I took some advice and put a large wooden skewer through it and rubber banded it to a large rock. Well today it ripped itself off the skewer what do I do now?

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  • Anonymous - 2013-08-22
    I sounds like it doesn't like where it is located. Try moving it around the aquarium to places with more light, less water flow, etc. Whatever is different from what it has now in hopes of finding a place it likes.
mark - 2012-10-11
Do toad stools bleach. I have a real nice one losing his color. How do i correct it?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-11
    Most of the time color changes in corals are related to the tank lighting, rather than coral bleaching. Coral bleaching is where there is a mass expulsion of zooxanthellae. Most likely your coral has zooxanthalle but not enough lighting, so you are losing color.
corrie - 2011-07-14
I am thinking of getting a leather coral but I am unsure as I have anamones as well and sometimes they go walk about will they kill or make each over sick if the touch???

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  • Anonymous - 2011-08-16
    The anemones should stay in one place, usually where you put them, if there is enough light. If they keep wandering about, they are unhappy about something and you can take it as a sign that the conditions, mainly light, should be changed. In most cases keeping leathers and anemones together is not a problem.
Sheila Starke - 2011-05-06
My leather coral looks exactly like your picture, right down to the little one underneath it. My question is should I leave the small one there, or move it to more light?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-06-06
    As long as you can move it without damage to the small one and/or the parent. As you suggest it would probably be better to put it in a place with more light but my only concern would be damage to the corals. If they are already separated, I'd go ahead and move it, otherwise without further research about how they are propogated I would wait.