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Old 10/26/2010, 01:44 PM   #26
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I have this coral........TCR used to be a Sponsor on another site, and he had a couple frags on sale for $135 shipped a few months ago. The green color becomes strong when the leather gets larger.
I have a piece of that colony as well. Honestly, I was disappointed by the color. Its definitely all green, but it's a very light, washed out green. Extraordinarily slow growing too, though I knew that going in to it.

AcroporAddict, what kind of lighting is yours under that it actually kept the pictured color?

And to the OP- TCR is the only place I've seen a leather with this kind of color available. Believe me, I searched for nearly 2 years before finally biting the bullet and buying my frag from him.


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Old 10/30/2010, 10:57 PM   #27
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I also have a frag of the Japanese leather and got it from Mike at the Captive Reef. I agree with everyone else that it is a slow grower. When I got it, it was dime sized. It has grown a little and is probably the size of a nickel. I think the main difference between this and the Tyree is that the Japanese leather has a green base where the Tyree leather is more creme colored.


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Old 10/30/2010, 11:15 PM   #28
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Here are a couple pics (open and closed) of it just taken now:






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Old 10/31/2010, 02:21 PM   #29
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Woah, Hope we can get some of these soon... They are so nice..


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Old 10/31/2010, 08:39 PM   #30
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Beautiful! But aren't japanese corals illegal to export?


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Old 12/02/2010, 12:26 AM   #31
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To me its like a neon mint green (under moonlights in photo) 5 frags made looking very good week 2.



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Old 12/02/2010, 10:00 AM   #32
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Beautiful! But aren't japanese corals illegal to export?
Stony corals are. Soft corals can technically be legal, provided not so much as a grain of sand is attached to them and that they have the proper permits.

The last bit is important because USF&W has become aware of the large numbers of corals for sale in the US trade sold as "japanese", and they've compared their permit records and determined that there simply aren't permits in existance for more than a very small percentage of the total number. While I and many others figure the reason for this is simple - the dealers are lying, labelling the coral as japanese as a means of inflating the price and making more of a profit - USF&W is taking it seriously and investigating.


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Old 12/06/2010, 03:15 PM   #33
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Here's a pic of mine. This pic is over a year old. Its bigger and "greener" now. Its attached to a main rock. would i be able to cut it in my main tank?




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Old 12/06/2010, 04:16 PM   #34
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Think yours it the tyree ID... looks nice either way tho lol


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Old 12/12/2010, 02:37 PM   #35
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Updated pic of mine.


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Old 12/26/2010, 01:15 AM   #36
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i got a piece the size of a dime a yr ago, and its grown to the size of a nickel.... the frags go for 200.00 per... pm me i can get you intouvh with someone who has a frag avail


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Old 01/19/2011, 09:53 AM   #37
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this is what a washed out one looks like


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Old 01/19/2011, 09:54 AM   #38
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and a crappy camera phone pic at that, def a Japanese leather tho


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Old 01/19/2011, 10:33 AM   #39
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still have not seen any out there of mine tho... Green with white polyps. I'll try and post another pic/updated later on today.


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Old 01/19/2011, 11:52 AM   #40
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Left is the green skin with white polyps. I got this from Tonga shipment, only one pc in many normal looking leathers. When it's closed, the skin looks exactly like the one posted by Maximus.

Right is supposedly Japanese toadstool with slightly pink skin.

Will take another pic when both of them are closed.

Somehow I think these corals are not found only in Japan.


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Old 01/29/2011, 11:35 AM   #41
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i have never seen one in person sounds intriguing though


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Old 02/18/2011, 09:59 AM   #42
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This is probably my favorite leather

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Old 02/23/2011, 02:34 PM   #43
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Fuel that nice one you got there


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Old 02/23/2011, 02:36 PM   #44
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Did you get yours from Mike at the Captive Reef?


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Old 02/23/2011, 05:40 PM   #45
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Wow, I had no idea these were in such high demand and considered so rare. There was a vendor at the ReefStock event in Denver last year that had a bunch of frags of that coral for $20 -$30. They called it the "Yin Yang" Toadstool because the cap was green and the polyps were white-- the opposite of the common Neon Green toadstool. They were interesting but the green color was a bit pale & weak, IMO.


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Old 11/05/2011, 05:14 PM   #46
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Thread resurrection. Here's a pic of mine. Finally got around to getting a couple pics of this one. Got it back in 2003 or so from The Captive Reef. Story behind it is that about a week after I got it, I fragged it into 3 pieces. I know, way too early. But back then I didn't know what I do now about fragging. Cut it in half, then cut one of the halves in half. I ended up losing all of it except for one of the 1/4s. And that one shrank down to about the size of a pencil eraser before it quit dying. I paid $$$ for it, so I was really sweating it as I watched it wither away. Luckily the small piece made it. Now, about 8 years later, I have only fragged it a couple times, and this is all the bigger the biggest frag of the 3 I have is.

It is the slowest growing toadstool I have ever seen. Up side is it is also the brightest green polyp I have seen by far. My Tyree is crazy bright too, but does not have the green all the way down the polyp like this guy. When the polyps retract, the whole cap glows green, the polyps are so bright. The below pic of the closed polyps do not do the cap justice. It is quite a bit brighter green to the eye.

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Old 11/12/2011, 10:00 PM   #47
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I have one I got a few months back. I have kept it in low light and it seems to be growing at a faster rate than most. Its at least three times the size it was when I got it. But in low light it loses the green on the cap. The polyps extend much longer as well. I will try to get a pic of it in the next day or two.


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Old 12/20/2012, 02:08 PM   #48
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Any updates to this thread? I just bought a dime sized one from a guy who got his from Mike.

Any advice on placement, etc?


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Old 12/27/2012, 04:04 PM   #49
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hahah thanks for starting this thread i picked up a toadstool not to long ago, and the green polyps always confused me because i couldnt find anyone else with a green toadstool. well i guess i know what it is now. are they rare? and i payed $15 for mine, was that a fair price?


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Old 12/27/2012, 07:27 PM   #50
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i want a true green japanese toadstool.


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