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hi, all can anyone advise me on the best way to frag toadstool coral can I just cut it where the bend is halfway down the stem or will this kill it or is it sulking it is not putting its polyps out very far any advice most welcome.

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@Animal.... did you frag your toadstool?


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Hermit , post a picture so can have a look at what's going on ,
Sometimes they sulk for no reason or shift in parameters,usually very hardy , I've not known anyone to lose one personally but that doesn't mean someone has.
I've not fragged mine yet as sorting out decor in the tank at the moment so not sure where it will go.
Easy to do though ,
Wave you're hand gently over the top till all the feelers /tentacles/hairs whatever you want to call them are all closed up and it looks like a plain piece of rubber ,
You can do this out of the tank if you can if not then you can do it in the tank.

Use clean Sharp scissors and cut off a size piece you want to use as a new frag. Try to make sure that when you cut it with scissors it's done in one cut not two less stress that way
And then you can fix the new frag you have made to a suitable piece of rock.
Here's a picture of my toady that I will eventually take a frag from when I've sorted out a bit more of decor and worked out where it will go.
Tip when you do it is to relax , don't panic ,and have everything you need laid out ready to fix new frag to,
Good luck I'm sure you will be ok ,
Send a picture of yours before you frag it though / here's mine as mentioned that I will be taking a frag from .
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If you still not sure then go on YouTube and put in fragging a toadstool in search box
You will find videos on there showing you how to do it  aswell ,
Good luck with it it's probably the easiest thing to frag,
Send a picture of yours before you do anything though because if you do have a sick toady best wait till it's recovered .
Last thing you want to do is lose it .
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Reply #4

It's the head you should be cutting to frag not the stem .
Sorry should have made that clearer from start ,
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Reply #5

Also sometimes with toadys they do have a moment for a few days then come back bright and breezy, bit like a power nap 😴.
if I remember correctly they do shed aswell ,so could be doing that,
Definitely worth having water parameters checked though to be safe and make sure all is ok with that even just to give you peace of mind .
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hi, no I didn't frag the toady I did not feel confident enough I put some small rock around it to support it that seems to have worked as it has now started to open up and show its feelers short and stubby as per the photo slightly off-topic can you ID what these are in the other photo are they sponges or more toads the white star thing in the background is another mystery it doesn't move just grows thanks for all your input.  Robin

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Reply #7

What's the flow like?
as toadstools like a bit of indirect flow it also helps them shed the old skin

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flow is in all directions, multiple wavemakers.

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Not always possible without a bit of upheaval but have you tried moving it to a different place in the tank ,
Keep it attached to his rock just move the whole thing ,sometimes a different area of the tank is better for different corals etc it's all about finding that spot they happy in not where you want it ,doesn't always work that way unfortunately,
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Amo Manik is also right ,
They do like indirect current ,and do like the light ,but not to high in tank run risk of getting burnt,mid tank is usually ideal
Try to somehow move it to different spot if you can but not in direct wave ,
You say you have multitude of wavemakers going on in the tank ,that might be you're problem ,to much current on it ,
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 Hi, toadies are all midway I have 3, 1 is more trumpet-like the other 2 are more like low leathers though my lfs told me they were all toadstool the wavemakers are all on pulse action so no direct flow at toadies more chaotic as said by lfs parameters are all good as follows ph 8.2, kh 10 drops,na4/na3, 0.0nitrite, 0.0 nitrate, 0.0, PO 4.o.o.calcium,400.0mg/l,  mag is1.260.0mg/l    according to my lfs that is, any more thoughts that may help be good as I  am not getting anywhere with the lfs I think they are just fobbing me off.

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Reply #12

fwiw leathers are notorious for getting pissed off for a day or week or two and just closing up, eventually releasing a nice coat of waxy looking stuff and returning to their previous glory like nothing happened
If you wanted, you could use flow to right it. Keep an eye on the trunk. Remove it for a smell-test if you see any signs of degradation

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thanks NO horrible smell thats a good sign just wait and see thanks.

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Reply #14

How's the situation with toady ,
Any improvement yet ,
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