ID? White Sponge?

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by humu, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. humu

    humu Guest

    Bought an Alveopora and found this on the coral. Seems like a sponge. Feels a bit like dense styrofoam. Should I remove?

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  2. Baykes

    Baykes Webmaster

    Hmm interesting. I actually recently had a population explosion of little white q-tip sponges and I was curious if you had the same but mine look different than yours.
  3. humu

    humu Guest

    I think yours may be different...sycon sponges (aka pinapple sponges)?


    Mine is really dense
  4. sjbro

    sjbro Supporting Member

    I had/might still have something similar in my tank. I only saw it in very dark places
    under some rocks. It never affected anyone else in the tank, so I didn't bother to eliminate it. It looks unpleasant though, so if it would be in plain sight I would most likely remove it.
  5. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Jill has this in her tank. She really doesn't like them.

    They always get dislodged and then fly around into the mouths of other corals, making them close up.

    Weird thing is I dont think I have any pineapple sponge anymore. Maybe I don't feed enough!
  6. humu

    humu Guest

    Actually, mine is not like the Pineapple sponge variety. Trying to find out what it is....
  7. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Pineapples usually don't last very long. More or less a phase in a newer tank usually.
    Enderturtle likes this.

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