Id this please

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  1. ryana

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    Anyone want to take a stab at identifying what this nasty looking stuff is? The first pic is what i could see from the outside and when i broke open the rock, the 2nd pic was the result! :eek:

    what is this!.jpg

    ugly looking fungi-algae.jpg
     
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    Lots of life forms as well as safe haven for critters and bacteria
     
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    looks like some type of sponge.
     
  5. ryana

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    It just looked really nasty and was taking over the rock inside and out!
    Better safe than sorry.....had to remove the rock.
     
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    its a sponge or turnicate, but its safe, a filter feeder
     
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    Sponge.
     
  9. KeeganP

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    The first pic looks like its the bottom part of a rock anemone...
     
  10. ryana

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    I Googled rock anenome...definitely not one of those! LOL
    It looked nasty and was spreading fast so i opted to be over cautious!
    Thanks for the feedback though...
     
  11. KeeganP

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    lol, yeah it is sponge, just also looks like the bottom part of a rock pool anemone..
     
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