leather shedding question


I have a number of leathers in my 125 and I have read that some have a tank they move theirs to when they shed their slime coat. I have never done this--twice a week seems like a bit much to be moving a coral around--but I was wondering if anyone does? Has anyone ever had another coral killed by this shedding? Thanks for any info.


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I don't move mine around but I only keep other soft corals and a few lps in that tank, so I don't have to worry too much. If you have good enough flow, which most softies prefer, then you shouldn't really see large flakes come off anyway.


my devil's hand "sloughs" off its slime coat every now and then, but it never seems to be detrimental to anything in my tank.