Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (
-   Saltwater Fish (
-   -   white goo on live rock (

jeffwee559 01-14-2007 12:47 PM

white goo on live rock
i just moved some of my live rock around and noticed a big glob of this white goo on the bottom, what can it be? it looks like it can have something living in it cuz it has a hole in the middle.

caferacermike 01-14-2007 01:03 PM

Sponge or tunicate. Good news, both are difficult and a sign of a good tank.

jeffwee559 01-14-2007 01:50 PM

jeffwee559 01-14-2007 01:57 PM

caferacermike 01-14-2007 02:01 PM

Yep sponge or tunicate. With the vents it's easier to call it a tunicate. tunicates are basically community sponges.

Ramirezi160 01-22-2007 09:58 AM

Tunicates and sponges are two completely different types of organisms. Tunicates belong to the phylum Urochordata and sponges belong to the phylum Porifera. Neither are necessarily bad for a tank, but if a sponge is exposed to air, it will more than likely die and can really foul up a tank. The picture looks like it could be an encrusting sponge.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome