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  1. smitty65

    smitty65 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I found a strange looking growth on one of my rocks after transferring it from one tank to another. I have a picture but I don't know how to post it. I'm going to try and insert it but, in case it doesn't show, I'll describe it. It is a small circular growth that is light purple in color and feels spongey. It is about the size of a quarter and is on one of the first LR's I bought a year ago. There is a smaller piece close by that is roughly 1/4 round. I have only one type of shroom in the tank right now and it is red. Thanks for the help. Sorry if the picture doesn't load.[​IMG]
     
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  3. smitty65

    smitty65 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Well it loaded but geeze it is small. Hope everyone can see it clearly. The color in the picture is more purplish than the growth itself.
     
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  5. smitty65

    smitty65 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Any idea on species ? It is definitely a hitch hiker as I only have one other mushroom colony.
     
  6. geekdafied

    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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    looks like a common mushroom, if ya had a bigger pic, I could tell better.
     
  7. smitty65

    smitty65 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    slightly bigger picture

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  9. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sponge is my guess.
     
  10. smitty65

    smitty65 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Is it okay to just leave it in there? It is a nice addition due to the coloring.
     
  11. MDeth

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    Yes, sponge or mushroom its fine :)
     
  12. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes indeed. They're not harmful and will even filter your water a bit.