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SaltwaterTaylor14 10-01-2011 01:23 PM

Help please!!
 
My friends tank has what look likes peach/orange mushrooms coming off all of his rocks. They are invading his tank. What are these and how do i get them off?!?!

wannalearn 10-01-2011 01:43 PM

is there any chance of you getting a picture.. i would have no idea with out a picture..

SaltwaterTaylor14 10-01-2011 03:42 PM

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Heres a pic

SaltwaterTaylor14 10-01-2011 03:43 PM

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and another

diablo13 10-01-2011 03:49 PM

I think those are Zoanthids. A type of coral, definately, though.
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SaltwaterTaylor14 10-01-2011 04:05 PM

There all over my tank how do i get rid of them?

diablo13 10-01-2011 04:30 PM

You don't like them? I think they're beautiful. Anyway, the first pic looks like Zoanthids, but the second pic makes me think again. Zoathids are poisonous when cut, so I would put on gloves, and try to get all of them off. The poison can kill you. They're actually a sign of a healthy aquarium, and you can buy them in stores.
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diablo13 10-01-2011 04:31 PM

I think the poison hurts fish, too, so I just wouldn't do it.
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SaltwaterTaylor14 10-01-2011 07:10 PM

I dont think they are those. I know their not good for the tank because the fish dont look healthy :(

diablo13 10-01-2011 07:17 PM

Oh, that's not good......How soon until you do a water change?do you have anything you could put in containers so you could get the fish out? And what fish are in there? And water parameters? I'm really very new at the saltwater hobby, in more experienced with freshwater, so you might want to ask a more experienced member their opinion.
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