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

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

  1. treylane

    treylane Guest

    kinda cool critter on the shaded side of the rock... any thoughts?

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  2. Erick

    Erick Guest

    Looks like my green sponge but in white.
     
  3. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Looks like a sponge to me!
     
  4. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    I say Sponge
     
  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

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

    patrickb Supporting Member

    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 Guest

    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

  11. da6d2003

    da6d2003 Guest

    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 Guest

    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

    I used tweezers to get rid of mine :)
     
  14. patrickb

    patrickb Supporting Member

    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 :)
     

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