what is this sponge thingy?

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  1. the fish

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    can someone please tell me what this is. Its just sitting there and growing algae
     
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    It looks like a ball sponge. Cynachyra. It is a fiter feeder.
     
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    It looks more like a Tethya


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    Could be, but are they not coloured in Yellow, red, green or orange? Also from the first pick it seems as if there are several dark spots which to me looks like "craters", which is the appearance of cynachyra, although covered in algae. (It could be my eyes playing tricks on me, long day) Algae usually dont coat the surface of tethya. But give it a little squeeze, cynachyra is very stiff. Tethya is firm but softer. Also, Tethya has a smooth surface or it can also be bumpy but it does not have the little "craters". Either way they are both filter feeders.
     
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    @vincentputter that is exactly what that thing looks like. so it probably has to be
     
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    Well....! I'm glad I could help.
     

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