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Old 02-27-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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ID for Wite Stuff on Zoos

I have recently moved a rock with a colony of Green Button Polyps (Zoos) to a higher location in my tank and i spotted something tha i never seen before. Can anyone ID it for me?

http://www.myaquaria.com/gallery/ackman/WhiteStuff001

I was told that it looks like a sponge. I have no idea, so im looking for other opinions as well.
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Old 02-27-2004, 11:13 AM   #2
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Looks like a type of calcerous encrusting sponge (Leucosolenia sp.). You will probabley find more in shaded indirect lit areas as well.

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Is it harmfull to my Zoos? If you look at this pic

http://www.myaquaria.com/gallery/ackman/SickZoo001

you can see that most of the stalks have that white "stuff" around their base.
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I don't know this for sure, but if it is a parasitic film, an Iodide dip might not hurt... If it is not harming the Zoos, I would let it go for a while and watch it...
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Check out >>this article<< on wetwebmedia. Both are more than possible... if it is an irritant, an iodine dip will help.

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Old 02-27-2004, 10:45 PM   #6
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Thanks for the link steve. I am not convinced that it is something harmfull just yet, but i am keeping a close eye on them. I jus moved them to the top of my tank after almost a year of them being on the bottom, so they are pretty tightly closed. And have been since i moved them on Monday. I fed the tank tonight and i did see that some of the polyps grabbed some of the food. Hopefully they will open up in thext 2 days. As for the white stuff, hmmmmm, i am really hoping that it is just a sponge.
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