Anybody know what this is?

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    It's not letting me upload the pic from my gallery, Bobby I bow down to you :bowdown: I can't get it to work now. I've posted 3 pictures in my gallery of some blue thing I found on my rock. It's attached - is it some kind of coral or something I should get rid of right away?
     
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    I have no idea bean,but it looks like maybe some kind of sponge.
    Maybe Biff or jrnhb will chim in,their good at IDing hitchhikers
     
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    if this is a sponge, shouldn't i get rid of it? Aren't they toxic? how do i do that? If it's going to harm my fish, i want it outta there!
     
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    Cant really tell with the pics. either coral or sponge. need a close up if possible.
     
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    It's at a strange angle...I will try to get closer.
     
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    Ooooh Yote, Jelly's going to resent you for saying that, he's always trying to "best" me!

    Anyways, I'd guess some sort of a sponge. Probably not harmful. I'd just leave it alone and see if it grows or spreads...
     
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    I can't get better pictures. It's toward the back of the tank and my camera won't let me get close enough - it just blurs. It's blue, looks like a snail shell, but is attached to the rock. I've scoured the internet and can't find anything close. I'm just worried that it's something bad for my fish.
     
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    Not to worry. if it is something bad you will know soon enough and if not (most likely not harmful) enjoy and watch it.
     
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    After thinking about that pic,Im betting its a q-tip sponge which is harmless.If thats what it is,all new systems get them.You'll look one day and have thousands,then one day you'll look again and they'll all be gone.
     
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    Thanks - I feel better about it not harming my tank. My fish are still doing well. Lights are schedule in a couple of days - I can't wait!! Thanks again for all your input. I LOVE this site!!! :)
     
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