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Old 07-06-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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Poisonous Coral?!?!?!?!


I have this mystery coral growing on the numerous pieces of rock. Now I was told by a LFS employee that this is poisonous coral and can and will sting fish and other surrounding corals. Its brownish green and kinda looks like polyps but it grows randomly on rock.

Does anyone have this problem or have seen this type of coral...???
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:45 PM   #2
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look at my post a few before, tell me if those are what your talking about
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:52 PM   #3
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no this is different ill try to get a pic up...
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:54 PM   #4
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ok cool, lul i dont know what my pic is, and i definately dont want sum poison in my tank
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:59 PM   #5
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Maybe hydroids?
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:01 PM   #6
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yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss thank you i couldnt think the name of it..

heres a pic

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Old 07-06-2010, 07:02 PM   #7
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sorry that wasnt it it didnt work but that was the name of it

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Old 07-06-2010, 07:04 PM   #9
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apparently pics aren't working for me...o well
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:13 PM   #10
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A lot of corals are poisonous... in varying forms

Here is what euphyllia can do to me, in this case it is my hammer, but normally it is my torch:



It itches for three weeks straight and I could still see the marks for over a month. Once my torch got me so good, I could not use my pointer finger for a week and a half!!!

Still, normally euphyllia are that bad, I am just sensitive to them. Other corals can be worse however.

But from your description it sounds more like mojanos or aiptasia
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:41 PM   #11
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Lots of corals can and do engage in chemical warfare. If you can't take your own pics try to get pics from vendors, even though they are watermarked, at least with an image you can get some input. A lot of sites forbid copying pics, at TRT we prefer your own or not linking to competing sites, gotta keep the sponsors happy and all that. If nothing else PM an active moderator with a link to a pick and we will bounce it around and try to give you an answer
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:49 PM   #12
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Sounds like Aiptsatia or Mojano...
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Sounds like Aiptsatia or Mojano...
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:52 AM   #14
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Hydroids can be very potent!
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