I get a headache everytime I pick them away from my scoly so I feel your pain....haven’t died yet but I’ll keep you posted on that one ...Brown Palys growing up the glass. I still have them and Im not sure how to get rid of them. These that I have are toxic and made me sick once.
I feel your pain...like I said the first year of my tank they did look very purtyyyy...but now I cannot control them and they obviously changed colors like I said every time I pick them I definitely 100% get a headache....I Can’t stop the growth.I've had to major out breaks of things.
First was GHA, it was still early in the tank cycle like 2-3 months in so it was expected, and boy oh boy did it go.. got my Clean up crew reinforced and scrubbed away for about 3 weeks before it dead off. But dang it was ugly!
Second is aiptasia.. I've gotten it cleaned out of the display, but my HOB Overflow is heavy with these guys and there is a good amount in my sump at this point. So I've just chased it to a new area in the system F-aiptasia Is my new best friend!!!!
What happened to teach you all about palytoxins? This is the main reason I got rid of my zoas
Not sure if it's from stingers as such, or if there's something in their slime but anyway - where the mushroom touches the other coral, it gets tissue necrosisWait, mushrooms sting?! Or is it more of a chemical warfare? I have many kinds of shrooms and nervous about them overtaking..
Where I live (I like to fish) I take these things and use them for bait and catch even larger fish!Today let's talk about all those living things that can get "out of control" in our tanks if we let them! I'm talking about xenia, aiptasia, sponge, flatworms, shrooms, monti caps etc. They can be good and bad things but one thing they have in common is they can get out of control if we let them. What say ye?
1. What's something that grew out of control in your reef tank that you wish you would have addressed sooner? (pics would be awesome)
2. What are some tips for getting an "out of control" pest or coral back into control? Does it take a whole tank tear down?
bristleworm image via @Jay Z