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  1. jvdwalt

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    Hi,

    These guys have started growing on my live rock, but I don't have the knowledge to identify what they are. It might be a little early to tell, but I thought I would take a change and post it.

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  3. yuma girl

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    Those are polyps
     
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    [​IMG]

    This is what they will look like when fully open
     
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    Thanks @yuma girl looks nice I will read up on them.
    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Palythoa.
     
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    I read that you can get Palythoa Toxica Poisoning. Is that true should I remove these from my tank?
     
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    OK it looks like if you always where gloves when you work with them you should be ok.
     
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    no they are great and easy to look after in the tanks.. i handle my Zoa's and Polyps withought gloves, but you mustn't have any open cuts etc on your skin.. if you do then rather wear gloves..

    also - after handling them do go rubbing your hands on your face / eyes etc.. wash your hands first.. :p

    when you are fraging them, make sure you wear protective eye wear as well!

    just my 2c worth.
     
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    if you remove EVERYTHING in your tank that could hurt a human, then tank would be empty
    Even the bacteria in the water can cause issues.

    Leave them, nice free hitchhiker. Beautiful
     
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    Yeah they're fine. Just don't go slicing them up and them rubbing them into an open wound. :p
     
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    Awesome.. thanks everyone. :thumbup:
     
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    And definitely do not boil them or rocks with them on.
     
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    Ive got them growing in a few places in my tank. They cool. Fills up the gaps
     
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