Parasite on my GSP??

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Peter B, May 12, 2017.

  1. Peter B

    Peter B Supporting Member

    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.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2017
  2. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

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

    Peter B Supporting Member

    I apologize. I cannot get a picture to actually upload.
     
  4. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    Welcome and post a pic

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  5. Peter B

    Peter B Supporting Member

    Unfortunately, I can't get the picture to upload.
     
  6. Peter B

    Peter B Supporting Member

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    YES!! Here we go


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  7. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    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

    Peter B Supporting Member

  9. Peter B

    Peter B Supporting Member

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


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  10. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

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

    Peter B Supporting Member

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

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

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

    Mr. Ugly Past President

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

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

    Biodiversity!
     
  14. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

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

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