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Hi all, just trying to clarify some information or concerns about paly toxins I have read about.
I work in the science department of a school with a few large aquariums, one of which is a reef tank. These get professionally maintained so I have minimal knowledge of the corals and don't do any serious maintenance like fragging or cleaning inside the tank itself.
We have quite a few bunches of zoa as per the picture below, and was wondering if this was a concern? Is this a type that produce larger amounts of the toxin? The kids certainly aren't putting their hand in the tank (I mean it's possible, their kids, but unlikely). Anything else to be thinking about with these in the tank?
Thank you!
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if they are in a tank and left alone no worries. I have handled all kind of palys over the years and never experienced any issues handling them. The only time is when cutting them and then it only certain ones.
I have those same ones and move them around from time to time without issue.
 

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Thanks so much for the replies everyone! Good to get some advice from people in the know, there's a lot of conflicting info around on aquarium pages and random websites talking about it.

It seems it should be ok to leave as is. I will have a chat to our aquarium service people about their procedures, but I don't think we need to remove them entirely from the tank.

Again, thanks for your time in replying.
 
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