Toadstool Leather Issues

Joey.S

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 6, 2020
Messages
118
Reaction score
22
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
St.Catharines
Hey everyone,

For a couple months now a couple of my toadstools have been closed, no polyp extension at all. The only time it does is maybe for a brief moment during the day or at night. It’s in a constant shedding cycle because it waxes over too. But my other leathers are perfect everyday? Is it a lighting issue? Too much? Too little? There’s a lot of flow in my system also.
90 Gallon
Softie Only
Salinity: 1.025
Temp : 79
Alk : 9.5
Calcium : 400
Mag : 1390
 
Click to watch best scape method in 5 easy steps!

reefer024

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 30, 2020
Messages
267
Reaction score
283
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Phoenix
Hey everyone,

For a couple months now a couple of my toadstools have been closed, no polyp extension at all. The only time it does is maybe for a brief moment during the day or at night. It’s in a constant shedding cycle because it waxes over too. But my other leathers are perfect everyday? Is it a lighting issue? Too much? Too little? There’s a lot of flow in my system also.
90 Gallon
Softie Only
Salinity: 1.025
Temp : 79
Alk : 9.5
Calcium : 400
Mag : 1390
They usually stay closed for sometime when growing. I've had mine a couple years and it does it often
 
OP
J

Joey.S

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 6, 2020
Messages
118
Reaction score
22
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
St.Catharines
They usually stay closed for sometime when growing. I've had mine a couple years and it does it often
But is 3 months normal? It attempts to open for a bit but then goes back to shedding/waxing. Almost like something is irritating it. I tried gradually turning down my led’s but it doesn’t make sense because one of the corals that’s doing this I’ve had when my light intensity was a lot higher.
 

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
48,594
Reaction score
110,302
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Wisconsin - Florida in several months
From your description the toadstool is not getting enough and necessary flow. Take a turkey baster and give it some gentle blast and then direct water flow towards not at the toadstool and it should open up within the next 36 hrs or sooner
Assure moderate light and water flow and salinity AT 1.024, temp 77-79, ph 8.1-8.3 and nitrates < .4
 
OP
J

Joey.S

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 6, 2020
Messages
118
Reaction score
22
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
St.Catharines
From your description the toadstool is not getting enough and necessary flow. Take a turkey baster and give it some gentle blast and then direct water flow towards not at the toadstool and it should open up within the next 36 hrs or sooner
Assure moderate light and water flow and salinity AT 1.024, temp 77-79, ph 8.1-8.3 and nitrates < .4
Correct me if I’m wrong but If it was a lighting issue, wouldn’t all the corals be affected? Not just a couple?
 
Avast

SpringFever

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 24, 2019
Messages
21
Reaction score
11
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
For whatever reason emerald crabs love to munch on my toadstools. I've had three different emeralds go after two different toadstools. Do you have any critters that might have taken a liking to them?
 
OP
J

Joey.S

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 6, 2020
Messages
118
Reaction score
22
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
St.Catharines
For whatever reason emerald crabs love to munch on my toadstools. I've had three different emeralds go after two different toadstools. Do you have any critters that might have taken a liking to them?
No I don’t believe so. I got scarlet hermits but they’ve never bothered them.
 

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
48,594
Reaction score
110,302
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Wisconsin - Florida in several months
Correct me if I’m wrong but If it was a lighting issue, wouldn’t all the corals be affected? Not just a couple?
Its a flow issue, not lighting as stated

" From your description the toadstool is not getting enough and necessary flow. Take a turkey baster and give it some gentle blast and then direct water flow towards not at the toadstool and it should open up within the next 36 hrs or sooner"
 
A Reef Creation
Top