PeeperKeeper Posted May 4, 2006 Share Posted May 4, 2006 It seems like I've heard that some leather corals give off or "drop" a chemical which is toxic to other corals and that you shouldn't place certain other inverts below them in the tank. This morning I had a panic moment when I came in and looked at the tank because my tube anemone was totally deflated and drawn into the tube, which it hadn't done in the month or so I've had it since I found it's "happy place" in the tank. Even before it was happy, it had never been THIS deflated. Then I looked and saw that the orange zoas I recently got were definitely looking worse than they had when I first put them in about 10 days ago. At that point I started furiously testing all the parameters I had tests for and they were okay (I had run out of pH tests though). Then I remembered having heard that about leathers a LONG time ago, and the zoas were right below the small toadstool leather I have (who started out as a 1/2" piece of tissue a month ago and is just now finished forming a stalk). Not only that, but the part of the zoa frag that looked the worst was the righthand side, which is more "downstream" from the leather when I look at the direction my current seems to be going right there. So am I remembering correctly that a leather gives off a toxin or is there something else wrong with these zoas? Everything else looks okay, zenia are pumping, other patch of zoas are growing onto the next rock, etc. The tube anemone was apparently just pulling a little joke because he re-inflated a half hour or so later. Now I remember that anemones do that occasionally. It's been about 8 years since I was really into this hobby, so I'm kinda re-learning some of the stuff that I had forgotten. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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