weird blue thing growing on my coral.

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    jesse Not That Kind Of Reefer

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    I'm not sure what my coral is called I think its galaxy coral or something but thwreus this blue and white thing on the slide that has been growing. I'm trying to post a pick but my phone won't let me.
     
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    If you have a iPhone download the photobucket app and upload there and then you can take the img code and post here. Pretty simple after a few try's.
     
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    is it a sponge? I would just pick it off
     
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    I have a Droid.... And Is it ok if keep it on there
     
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    [​IMG] I think I figured it out... It's the white and blue thing on the side of it. If anyone can tell me what the kind of coral to It would be appreciated as well. It's closed right now and rarely opens but when it does it looks really nice.
     
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    Never seen anything like that.
    See if you can get a pic when it's opened up.That'll help ID it.
     
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    It looks like a very tiny version of a fast growing tunicate my LFS had for sale
     
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    [​IMG] this is what it looks like opened up. Bit I'm talking about the blue part in the first pic
     
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    looks like clove polyps, no idea what the other blue thing is...
     
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    [​IMG] this is the blue thing. it looks like a slug to me because i saw it move like one. it looks like it has these feather looking things on it
     
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    Could it be some kind of nudibrach?
     
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    thats a bad thing right? it was on my coral and now most of it wont even open. it looks like its white and hard and dry......the slug thing is moving around and left some pieces of white and blue on it? is it leaving eggs? what should i do?
     
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    Nudibranch! Kill it!
     
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    well i took it out and have it in a test tube. but my coral seems to have some traces of what look like that as well. could it be other ones eating it or what?
     
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    Could be. Can you take the coral out?
     
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    well i took the coral out and my gf started to pick at it with a blade. she keeps saying that they are all slugs and it looks like it as well should i just take it out and play it safe?
     
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    Go get some iodine based coral dip, something like Lugols, Seachem Reef Dip, etc. Dip your coral as the instructions say.
     
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    and thats gonna kill it? so far i just took it out completely since its just a small piece
     
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    No, it wont kill it, but it will help rid of other nudis on there. But you have to make a careful inspection and remove any egg sacs
     
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