Need help with positive ID! Please .

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  1. Ryan Rioux

    Ryan Rioux Well-Known Member

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    IMG_6677.JPG IMG_6678.JPG IMG_6679.JPG IMG_6680.JPG Starting to spread like wildfire ! Not sure what they are '
     

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    Those are palythoa.
     
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    +1
     
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    I've posted before a while back and got 20 different responses? Should I rid my tank of them?! If so what is the best way.
     
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    You can cut them from the rock and donate or sell to other reefers. Some put kalk paste on them to kill them. Be very careful, they have palytoxin so wear gloves atleast. Some stores might give you credit.
     
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    I would donate them no problem. Now when cutting them! Will they release palytoxin that would harm my fish? I'm so concerned with moving them now because I'm moving all my live rock to A new tank very soon and don't want them spreading in my new tank!
     
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    You can do a large water change and run after cutting them off the rock no make sure the livestock is not affected. If you can, remove all of the rock from the tank and remove the palythoa, then add the rock back.
     
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    +1 on this. If you can remove the rock it will be much easier. Wear gloves and eye protection.
     
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    Take some tank water out into a bucket and frag them from there - gloves and face-shield are a must
     
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    Face shield? Like a mask. So just scrape them right off with a knife from the base
     
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    No a face shield like riot gear face protection. Don't want that stuff getting in your eyes
     
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