Hey everyone, A few weeks back there was a thread that I had a few comments on, it was called Coral Help, and one of my last comments was that it's ok to touch your corals. Another poster pretty much blasted that advice and even gave me a negative karma thing. Pretty stupid about the karma but whatever. I must admit though, it was poor advice. I'm going to the doctor today because of some of my Zoanthids. I was moving rocks around this last Friday and one of them has a decent colony of Zoas on it. And I have another colony of Zoas growing in a couple spots in the tank, and my hands brushed against them both as I was rearranging. Now I have a rash on both hands, although more so on my right. It's really itchy and my fingers are swelling. It doesn't really hurt, it's just very uncomfortable and VERY annoying! And Cortizone 10 does almost nothing to help. So yea, touching your corals without knowing everything about them...bad advice and I take it back. What's weird though is I have touched these Zoas before with no reaction like this. But maybe there was something different going on this time. I'm convinced it was them though. It's the only good explanation and the rashes started developing around that time frame.