Yellow fluff on pagoda

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  1. jimilutz

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    i bought this pagoda last week. It has this yellow stuff growing on it. I tried scraping it off with a toothbrush but it just grows back. Ideas?
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    Nobody have any ideas? Thankfully it seems to be receding.
     
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    I have seen this on my pagoda as well, it looks like it is turning it's stomach out. There is a fancy term for this but it eludes me right now :p
    If the coral is healthy with no signs of tissue recess, lack of polyp extention etc I would leave it for now.
     
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    these are mesenterial filaments it is what corals use to digest their food and also the turn their stomaches out when they feel threatened by other corals near by.. must be unhappy
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, this happened just after I got the coral. It has recede, so it must have finished acclimatising.
     
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    Update: three months later, it is doing very well.
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    Looks fantastic, also a better pic of it!
     
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    Thanks. I zoomed in on the first shot so that the affliction was large enough to id.
     
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