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Infesting coral (similar to xenia)

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Hi guys, I was sure I had some Xenia going wild I'm my tank, but i thought it was a tough variety. I've had Xenia before and it was easy to frag it by holding that base and pulling gently.

This one is completely different. It sticks to the rocks and it is very hard to remove. It is invading all my rocks. Today I noticed that the polyps are very different from Xenia. They are smaller and without feathers. Can you help me identify it? And do you know how to get rid of it? Thanks a lot

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Hi guys I just wanted to bump this thread because it is getting worse. It is infesting all the rocks. It doesn't seem to hurt the other corals luckily. Can someone tell me what it is and how to "defeat" it? Thanks guys
 

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Hi guys I just wanted to bump this thread because it is getting worse. It is infesting all the rocks. It doesn't seem to hurt the other corals luckily. Can someone tell me what it is and how to "defeat" it? Thanks guys
No idea what it is but have you tried applying a kalk paste onto it or something to try and smother it?
 
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No idea what it is but have you tried applying a kalk paste onto it or something to try and smother it?
It has spreaded too much now. I have it on almost all rocks. I'm trying to inject vinegar and it is working but I noticed that small pieces can detach and grow in another place.
 
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oh that's ugly if i remember correctly if you dont have any other softies Fenbendazole should kill it all
Wow never heard of that. I have a couple of sarco, some zoa's and a sinularia. I could bring them in another tank. Would they die too? Thanks man for the great suggestion! :D

They are clove polyps.
Nope sorry they aren't. They are very different. Clove polyps has more individual polyps while these grow more like a colony. It looks way more like an alveopora, but without the skeleton! Thanks anyway :)
 

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Wow never heard of that. I have a couple of sarco, some zoa's and a sinularia. I could bring them in another tank. Would they die too? Thanks man for the great suggestion! :D



Nope sorry they aren't. They are very different. Clove polyps has more individual polyps while these grow more like a colony. It looks way more like an alveopora, but without the skeleton! Thanks anyway :)
It’s a variety of sarcothelia they grow in mats
 

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Whatever it is, I would love to have some for the puffer tank lol. They may not be able to eat it fast enough.
 

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Blue clove polyps are a nightmare. I’m on round two of fenbendezole and my tank is a shadow of its former self.
 

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