DBTC - Black Branching Sponge

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  1. jeepboy_90

    jeepboy_90 Guest

    I have a sponge in my tank that is black with white tips. Its grows out and looks like a antler from an deer or elk.

    I can provide 4 frags of this to BAYMAC.

    Standard DBTC Rules apply.

    Please pick a number 1-20

    Will try to post pictures tonight.
     
  2. mray2660

    mray2660 Treasurer

    I would like to be considered for a frag #2

    I will be at Baymac

    Mike
     
  3. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Sounds cool looking!
     
  4. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    iirc, a sponge exposed to air is a dead sponge, so careful on fragging and re-transplanting :)
     
  5. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    How come I can't get my sponges to die? I even expose them to air! I don't have the neat looking kind, just the creeping kind that gets over everything. :(
     
  6. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Cuz he's only half right :) Many don't seem to mind what so ever. This one sounds like the chicken liver sponge. Actually partially photosynthetic IIRC as it gets more black in light and white in the dark. Sound like yours Jed?
     
  7. tuberider

    tuberider Guest


    Sound like the ones Ive dealt with. I have a tank with a hand sized colony that looks super cool!
     
  8. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    Sounds like a cool sponge, lives in little light or regular light. How about a pic?
     
  9. jeepboy_90

    jeepboy_90 Guest

    This is a very bad picture, poor quality. But gives you an idea of the sponge. It is growing out of the zoas. Also as Gresh said, which I never noticed it is black with light and white where it is not.

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  10. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    That's it :) My friend in Oakland breaks out in hives with any contact with it. If a piece got disturbed in his tank he even breaks out.
     
  11. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    with that discription G, it looks like the sponge I got too! well, one of the three type I got of significant mass.
     
  12. Orion

    Orion Guest

    I would love to be considerd for a frag of this great looking sponge. I pick # 7
     
  13. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    Looks cool, I'd like to be considered as well- I'll be at BAYMAC. I pick #13.
     
  14. jeepboy_90

    jeepboy_90 Guest

    So far:

    mray2660
    Orion
    CookieJar

    any others?
     
  15. jeepboy_90

    jeepboy_90 Guest

    This has doubled, if not tripled in the tank since BAYAMC. If anyone else would like to give it a try let me know, I will bring to the swap.
     
  16. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    For the one I got at BAYMAC, it doesn't have much growth, not even close to doubled. It's sitting in a relative low flow and very low light area.
     
  17. jeepboy_90

    jeepboy_90 Guest

    Try higher light. It will take off. A piece got high in my tank and was growing very fast, maybe an inch plus a week. I will try to post pictures to show grow from last month.
     
  18. adolfo425

    adolfo425 Guest

    I have some of this growing in nicely in my 20 long. I can offer up a frag or 2 of this sponge if anyone wants to pick up in San jose or Sunnyvale.
     

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