Parasite on my GSP??

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  1. Peter B

    Peter B Supporting Member

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    Hello everyone! My name is Peter, I'm 13, and this is my first post. I just today was moving around some of my corals and noticed a weird pink blob growing on and around my GSP. Is this a parasite or just another coral or what? I got it a couple of months ago and it has been growing great since then.
     
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  2. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Hard to say without a picture, but if it's a pale blob it's likely a sponge.
     
  3. Peter B

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    I apologize. I cannot get a picture to actually upload.
     
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    Welcome and post a pic

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  5. Peter B

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    Unfortunately, I can't get the picture to upload.
     
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    [​IMG]

    YES!! Here we go


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    welcome to the club peter! im 15 years old, so bit on the younger side here too haha. Looks like a sponge. You can probably peel it off the GSP.
     
  8. Peter B

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    Should I remove it? If so, what do I do with it?


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  10. Bruce Spiegelman

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    I'm a big believer in blowtorches when it comes to parasites.
     
  11. Peter B

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    I think I might have a couple of those lying' around...
     
  12. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Oh... you're going to fit right in.
     
  13. Mr. Ugly

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    Sponges filter a lot of water and also take up silicates.

    See if you can grow it on another rock in the tank.

    Biodiversity!
     
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    That was my thought too. Unless the sponge is becoming invasive and over growing corals then I'd leave it.
     

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