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Old 09-06-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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What is This??!!

Can someone tell me what this white growth is or looks like so I know what to do with it?
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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wooo this thing is crazy...looks like it has worm like head and sponge like body OoO
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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Yea just not sure....it doesnt shy away or anything like that....and its pretty firm...has a little whole on top...thought maybe a worm was in it????Hope not though cause that is one big worm if sooo....lol
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:20 PM   #4
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Looks like a now dead sponge. You may of killed it. Put it in the water and try to let air out by moving the rock around.
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:24 PM   #5
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This is how it has looked for a long time....so not sure how I would have killed it?? It was on the back of the rock...I thought it was a piece of the grass dying off..today was cleaning day..that is when I had the opportunity to really see it. So again it has been this way for awhile....but could be dead...so do I just scrape it off the rock?? Would it be a specific type of sponge??
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:28 PM   #6
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All sponges, including the Red Ball Sponge will require some very special care to survive in the home aquarium. The most critical concern is that it never be exposed to the air. If it is, air becomes trapped in the matrix of channels that line the inside of its body. With air blocking the path for planktonic food to reach its cells, it will basically starve.
So if it does ok back in the water and you get most of the air out, it may be ok. Its a harmless filter feeder. So it should be fine.
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:32 PM   #7
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ok thank you....I will look it over a little more....I was not aware that stuff would grow in my tank...as I am running a very basic tank...with normal lights...not salt water lighting....so very interesting for me... Thank you again
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:42 PM   #8
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So with others help n reading I have come to the thought that this is definately some weird little sponge...doesnt seem to be hurting anything...so Im going to just leave it alone....see what other shape it takes..lol Thank you again to all. Have a great day.
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Yup... just a sponge. Doesn't need much, if any light, so you'll find more.
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I agree looks like a sponge. Moved to the SW ID forum.
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