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Problems with Toadstool Leather

My toadstool leather which is 18" tall and about 12"-18" wide has had a hole in the center of its cap for several weeks now. I have been watching it and this evening noticed some small snail that I thought could be causing the problem.
The hole does not appear to be growing and has pretty much remained about 1 1/2"-2" wide and about 2" deep.
I will include some pics of the leather and one of the snails I pulled off the outside of the leather. There were 5 total on the outside of the leather and I have never seen them inside.
I have read of leathers splitting but I don't think this is the case.
I have thought of trying to frag it or freshwater dip it but it is attached to my rock pillars in several spots and would basically have to be cut in off the rock while inside the tank which I am concerned about it polluting the tank by making all the cuts.

Any advice or direction would be helpful.

Pics of Leather
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Pics of snail
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I would wait and watch...if holes get bigger than just cut around hole.

Cutting it might just grow another leather, but I'm with Mike, best to keep an eye on it for now. I've seen it happen before with no issues, but never did figure out the cause.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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