Toadstool’s Not opening Fully

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Hi everyone,

So for the longest time now 3 of my toadstools have been in this repeated shedding cycle for over a month. It’ll open a tiny bit but then close hours if not a day later, and then stay closed for days and days. I thought it was too low of flow so I increased it, but that hasn’t done anything. I also read about lighting being to intense for them, so I lowered my LED’s intensity days ago and haven’t really seen an improvement either. If any of you have anything else I can do that would really help. Thanks as always.
 

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Mine go through that.. if anything touches them, say a hermit crab, they close.. lots of factors.. mine prefer lower flow, but can adapt to high flow as well.
 

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Just my experience. I went through it “sleeping” no matter what I did for it. Moved it here and there. Three weeks ago, moved it high in the tank and it is flourishing. About eight inches from power head. Whoknew?
 

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Just my experience. I went through it “sleeping” no matter what I did for it. Moved it here and there. Three weeks ago, moved it high in the tank and it is flourishing. About eight inches from power head. Whoknew?
I had an issue with my toadstool and the owner of the LFS told me not to touch him. I moved him around every 2-3 weeks to find him a good place he'd like with no success. They said leave him somewhere and be patient!

I'd also like to note that I found a tiny vermetid snail on my toadstool frag so inspect it if you can. I assume the vermetid was only a baby and I didnt see him since he was too small when I got it. My toadstool finally opened up 5 days ago and hasnt really closed. Ive had him since end of december.
 

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Mine definitely retracts polyps for a week or more sometimes. Never have figured out why it does that when the rest of the tank seems fine.
 

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