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Old 08/14/2017, 12:21 PM   #1
Reefiez
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Unidentified colonies spreading like wildfire!

I've got these unidentified colonies of stuff all over my tank, probably 20+ dime sized colonies.

I have read the pocilipora could do polyp bailout and spread, but could anyone tell what it really is?

The (possible) culprit?


The 20 baby colonies


A closer (though fuzzy look)



Help!!!


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Old 08/14/2017, 12:35 PM   #2
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Pocillipora can spawn in a tank very easily. I suspect that's what this is.

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Old 08/15/2017, 05:25 AM   #3
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thats awesome!


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Old 08/17/2017, 07:37 AM   #4
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Pocillipora is the worse for that. Took me forever to get it out of my tank.


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Old 08/31/2017, 10:10 PM   #5
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Yeah thats Pocillipora. Cool at first...


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Old 09/07/2017, 06:04 AM   #6
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what have i unleashed!

#neveragain

i'm using superglue + epoxy to cover up the babies, and maybe move the mother colony to a fish only tank... sigh


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Old 09/25/2017, 11:21 PM   #7
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Haha, that stuff is cool at first then its literally growing everywhere. Get rid of your mother colony and let the babies grow. You can let them grow out a little then snap them off and trade them into your lfs for food or something else.


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Old 10/25/2017, 08:46 AM   #8
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Good luck my LFS won’t tank that stuff anymore since it seems it dose well and just about everyone can get them to grow! I have been just barking them off when I see them. Nice at first but a pain once it starts to go.


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