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snowlynx
09/24/2017, 06:26 PM
I notice every new coral I introduce or touch to move elsewhere
produces this fine thin clear thread. Is this some excretion or
toxic chemical warfare?

Goss
09/24/2017, 07:56 PM
Your skin has oils that they don't like...


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jayball
09/25/2017, 09:49 AM
Most corals can secret a slime that it uses to protect itself when disturbed. Try being gentler and wear non powdered nitril gloves when you come in direct contact with coral.

nereefpat
09/25/2017, 10:27 AM
Most corals can secret a slime that it uses to protect itself when disturbed.

Yes. Just protecting itself.