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Old 02-19-2005, 07:12 PM   #1
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learned why they call it fire coral

I have been keeping reefs for about a decade now. I have been scuba diving since I was 5. I have never touched a fire coral before. Now, while applying Joes Juice, I brushed the back of my forearm against my fire coral. I felt like I put my hand in a burning fire. I cannot describe how bad it is. Compared to jellfish stings, and large polycheate stings, this was by far the worst. Beautiful coral, but DO NOT touch it. Just thought I would help you all profit from my stupidity.

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Ouch! Is it getting any better?
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Old 02-19-2005, 07:15 PM   #3
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I have a red blotch on my skin about the size of a silver dollar. I would still recomend people to get them, just not use joes juice when tiered.

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Old 02-19-2005, 07:23 PM   #4
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Ouch! Thanks for the heads up.
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Ouch! My arm just hurts thinking anout it. Any chance of posting a pic of the damage?
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Or one of the fire coral.
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Yea, Ill take the pic off the coral right now. The damage was a large red mark, but it went away. I have been working with these things for a long time, I have lamost developed an immunity. It hurts and goes away quickly.

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well, I am ashamed to say, I am a total Idiot. IT got me again. This time I have a pic for yall. It has gotten worse sense, but I assure you, IT BURNS.

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Here is one of the fire coral. i cant get it to look gorgeous because of the file size restricions, but the lighter tips and the "hairy " appearance are a dead give away. Its VERY pretty and very hardy. I would recomend it to any reefer, I just wouldnt recomend touching it.

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I'm truely sorry. I hope you didn't get that as a result of us asking for pics.


I must point out the irony that your wound is in the shape of an excalmation point.
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