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1SaltCreep
01/14/2017, 03:52 PM
After quite a bit of searching online, I'm trying to discern if the button polyps in the photos are, in fact, those that are able to release a deadly chemical into the tank? Or are these the protopalythoa that, I understand, are not toxic?

Thought I would ask the experts

syrinx
01/14/2017, 04:36 PM
I would always play safe and expect all palys to be toxic. It is not an issue for the tank, more a issue for you if you handle them with cut hands or worst scrub rock they are on with a brush and hot water- or boiling rock they are on.

Invertebrated
01/15/2017, 01:00 AM
After quite a bit of searching online, I'm trying to discern if the button polyps in the photos are, in fact, those that are able to release a deadly chemical into the tank? Or are these the protopalythoa that, I understand, are not toxic?

Thought I would ask the experts
So do you know the name of your button polyps? I wonder because I have some that are almost identical.

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1SaltCreep
01/15/2017, 09:33 AM
So do you know the name of your button polyps? I wonder because I have some that are almost identical.

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I've only ever seen them referred to as "Button Polyps (Protopalythoa sp.) . They can sting other coral nearby. Hopefully, you have them on an island, because they're quite prolific. It seems that most aquarists consider them ugly, or a weed, and remove them. Although, for now anyway, I like the addition of the fluorescent color to the actinic light. They haven't yet caused me any problems, so they'll stay


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Invertebrated
01/15/2017, 08:35 PM
I've only ever seen them referred to as "Button Polyps (Protopalythoa sp.) . They can sting other coral nearby. Hopefully, you have them on an island, because they're quite prolific. It seems that most aquarists consider them ugly, or a weed, and remove them. Although, for now anyway, I like the addition of the fluorescent color to the actinic light. They haven't yet caused me any problems, so they'll stay


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Thank you they are isolated as I really only have one other coral. They might be a weed but I guess right now I'm very happy with the few animals I have.

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NYCBOB
01/17/2017, 05:13 PM
u dont want them in ur tank. they grow very fast. i hv so many of it that i throw out rocks just to get rid of it.

TokiHacker
01/31/2017, 12:59 PM
u dont want them in ur tank. they grow very fast. i hv so many of it that i throw out rocks just to get rid of it.

share? I wouldn't mind having some. lol.