View Full Version : Tunicate freebie

08/21/2014, 12:39 PM
So I ordered a small mushroom colony a few weeks back and the day after I had placed it in my tank I noticed these tube looking things coming up in between the mushrooms, they would occasionally "deflate" and "inflate". It was later recommended to me that they are tunicates. I know very little about these except that they do not need lighting as they are non-photosynthetic and that they benefit from supplimental feedings of liquid plankton.

Is there anything else I need to know about these? Can I safely remove it/them from my mushroom rock and re-establish them in their own area or would I end up damaging them by trying to remove them from the mushroom rock?

Any information is appreciated. Thank you.

08/23/2014, 08:37 AM
Can you post a pic?

08/25/2014, 08:17 AM
If they are tunicates, or sponges, you will likely not be able to move it without seriously damaging them.... But don't worry, they're typically good hitchhiker's.