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Old 05/15/2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Question White spots on palys

I have some white nodule like spots that have developed on the stalk of my palys. Any ideas as to what they are, if they spread, or how to treat? Thanks

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Old 05/15/2010, 09:17 PM   #2
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Old 05/17/2010, 05:56 PM   #4
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that's sand , these botton polyps, protopalys and some palythoas take in sand into their stems for protection.


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Old 05/17/2010, 08:31 PM   #5
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Button polyps would be an unlikely candidate for a pox infection, 1+ sand. I didn't know they take it in for protection.

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Old 05/18/2010, 07:39 AM   #6
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Nothing to worry about, they take up sand, sediment and debri to strenghten their stems. It is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.

It's great that you posted a picture in conjunction with your question. It really helps in solving issues and answering questions. Thanks for posting it.

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Old 05/19/2010, 10:02 PM   #7
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pretty cool never knew they did that. Awesome picture to show it too btw.

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Old 06/02/2010, 06:09 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the input. Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Happy to know the pics helped. It's a real pain trying to figure out if somethings wrong when there's no pics to go by.

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