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Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by Rossco, 8 Oct 2014.

  1. Rossco

    Rossco

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    I had a bit of soft and hard coral warfare,
    I had to remove my hard coral from the tank.
    There were some of these soft cone shaped growths.
    they look like a fungus.
    The water parameters are still fine.

    Does anyone know what they are?

    They are very soft and break up when bumped.

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  3. NJH

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    Could be some type of sponge. Need better picture though.
     
  4. jimilutz

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    Looks like a sponge, I find that they don't bother SPS due to the high flow, they don't bother LPS due to the strength of the polyp, they nail my GSP by smothering them.
     
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    Rossco

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    Thanks, yes it does have a sponge like look.
    Ill check how they grow.

    My kids spotted this Nudi, it looks like a Rasta man,
    feeding on some weed this morning:whistling:


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    http://www.reefclips.net/masaimagespro/di/DQUK/frilly.jpg[/IMG]
     
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    Rossco

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    Thanks, yes it does have a sponge like look.
    Ill check how they grow.

    My kids spotted this Nudi, it looks like a Rasta man,
    feeding on some weed this morning


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    Below is the sponge
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  7. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    Looks like a sponge...
     
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    i would think the nudi caused the coral issues not the warfare
     
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    Rossco

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    Thanks, Ill have to bin him.
     
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    That's an impressive nudi? How big is it? I love nudis, but they can be very destructive. They have very specialised diets.
     
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    Rossco

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    Its about 3 cms.
    I also like Nudis.
    From what I've read, they are not that well researched.
    There are many un-named or new species out there…
    proving how little we know about out planet.
    Unfortunately I agree with DallasG,
    I think coral is on his menu.
    I may do a bit more reading before I bin him.
     
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    Rossco

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    Mr & Mrs Rasta Nudi

    They turned out to Mr & Mrs Rasta Nudi.
    (There were two this morning)
    The sponges are there eggs!
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    Wow! That's awesome.
    What are you going to do with the adults?
     
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