sponge/tunicate/something-white-and-getting-bigger ID?

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by treylane, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. treylane

    treylane Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    6
    kinda cool critter on the shaded side of the rock... any thoughts?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Erick

    Erick Guest

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,001
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looks like my green sponge but in white.
     
  3. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    9,050
    Likes Received:
    4
    Looks like a sponge to me!
     
  4. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    4,768
    Likes Received:
    181
    I say Sponge
     
  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Sponge. Def. not a colonial tunicate :)
     
  6. patrickb

    patrickb Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    2
    I think they're called censured heart sponges. Very rare--I didnt get to see one until I was over 18.
     
  7. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    IMO he's hiding aptasia :lol:
     
  8. treylane

    treylane Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    6
    Aiptasia? In MY tank!? I think not. Just hiding the early stage results of my rare Brown Australian Micro Anemone (tm) breeding program. ;)
     
  9. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I-sea :lol:
     
  10. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2,239
    Likes Received:
    0
  11. da6d2003

    da6d2003 Guest

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    In the olden days, that stuff was called tissue sponge or TP sponge. It looks and feels like wet TP. The stuff is all over the underside of my setosa colony.
     
  12. treylane

    treylane Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    6
    Ok, to revise my original question - I don't care WHAT it is... how do I get rid of it?! there's another small patch of it on the other side of the tank that seems (?) to be duking it out with my zoas. I much prefer my zoas to TP sponge, so I pulled out a small patch and did the 10% hydrogen peroxide dip for a few minutes and the bit of sponge that got dipped is not-obviously-dead. :-/
     
  13. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2,239
    Likes Received:
    0
    I used tweezers to get rid of mine :)
     
  14. patrickb

    patrickb Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    2
    That's nature maaaaaannnn! (exhales smoke). survival of the fittest.

    Seriously though, that sponge is pretty cool looking and pretty unique. Leave the sponge alone maaaaaaaannn! (picks up protest sign and leaves teepee to start protesting)
     
  15. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Toothbrush with airline connected to siphon out the bits :)
     

Share This Page