Is this a sponge?

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  1. sonam

    sonam Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Hello All,
    Thank you for your patience as we continue our journey of discovery with the hobby. Hopefully others can also benefit from the information shared.

    This evening I noticed translucent yellow creature snuggled in these polyps (when they are open you can't see it). Is this something to remove or is it OK?

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Yes it is a sponge.

    You can simply take a sharp object and remove it or you can remove the piece and take a soft tooth brush and scrub it off. Careful because you are dealing with palythoa and their toxins. Personally it looks to me like a less invasive sponge but only time will tell.
     
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  4. sonam

    sonam Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Thank you. Will try to remove it with a razor blade. I have heard about the palythoa having toxins but don't know much. Will do some homework first.
     
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  5. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Just wash your hands thoroughly and preferably wear gloves/eye protection when working with them.:)
     
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