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So I have a goniopora and on the side of the skeleton it started growing this white sponge with a pulp at the end, does anybody know what it is? Also should I be worried?? View attachment 1122043
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Looks like a gigantic pineapple sponge. They are good filter feeders, but usually show up in numbers, like in a sump, and then self limit.
 
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Looks like a gigantic pineapple sponge. They are good filter feeders, but usually show up in numbers, like in a sump, and then self limit.
Are they harmful to the coral? Should I Manuelly remove them? Thanks alot mets17127
 

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Anything can annoy coral. You can remove it if you want. More will grow but not necessarily on the coral again
 

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Pineapple sponges are usually pretty harmless. Unless the coral is remaining closed all the time, I'd leave it be.
 
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Its was closed for like two days and just opened back up yesterday, I think my little clown might be bothering it as well , thanks alot for the good info guys, I'll keep you posted
 

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Won't hurt the goni. Once you have a ton of them in your sump and overflow, they become no cost filtration for the entire system.
 
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Won't hurt the goni. Once you have a ton of them in your sump and overflow, they become no cost filtration for the entire system.
Awesome information, thanks alot bro , great to know , now I'm not that nervous
 

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