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Old 04-24-2014, 12:23 PM   #1
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What's on my pipe organ coral?

I have had this coral frag for about two months now. It has been doing well, growing new polyps, open all day, etc. Yesterday I noticed some string white things among the polyps, but couldn't get a good look since they were open. This morning the coral has not opened yet, but you can see quite a bit of this straggly white stuff, as well as a now empty tube. What is this, and what can I do about it? Thank you!
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:25 PM   #2
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Another picture - I swear whatever this is is growing in front of me. You can see here some white polyp-like protrusions; don't know if you can see this, but the protrusions each have one small bundle of thin, short, hair-like tentacles.
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:29 PM   #3
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It's a sponge
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Thanks for the response! That makes sense, is there anything I can do about it? It's taking over the coral :/.
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Take the coral out and scrub the sponge off gently with a toothbrush. It should come right off. Just make sure to do it gently so it doesn't harm the coral
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Wonderful, will do. Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:54 PM   #7
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