whats up with the green slimers?

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  1. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    my lfs said that the green slimer acro (which is very cool looking) will send out a mucus that will bleach other corals. is this true? i really like them i was just wondering.
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  3. slowleak

    slowleak Feather Duster

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    maybee thats why it is called a slimer since it slimes other corals...I really have no idea but it does make sense lol
  4. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    yea i was just wondering if it was true lol
  5. ZachB

    ZachB Giant Squid

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    It won't bleach other corals. They slime a great deal (amazing amounts actually) but I have had a couple (before they died in my tank) that didn't affect any of the other inhabitants or corals when they slimed (getting bumped by a snail, gluing into the tank, etc) - mucus all over, but nothing bad happened. Except when I got some mucus in my eye. That hurt like hell. Felt like someone punched my eye.
  6. wfb2270

    wfb2270 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    what were you doing with your face in the tank ;D

    ha sorry, dont really have anything intellegent to add, although i have seen these a couple times a my LFS and thought they looked pretty cool
  7. ZachB

    ZachB Giant Squid

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    I had just glued one in, making it slime like crazy (it seriously is amazing how much they slime, and only when they're PO'ed) - went to wipe my face due to a splash and got some in my eye. Sucked.
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  9. pgreef

    pgreef Fire Goby

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    Not an issue. I have a huge green slimer and its fine. They only slime when you move them and it doesn't affect anything. If you want to see slime pull a Xenia out of your tank. They drip slime like crazy.
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    dixiedog Coral Banded Shrimp

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    +1. That slime won't hurt anything (other than your eye, learn something every day!) and they only slime when you mess with them.
  11. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    Good info as I have been thinking of getting one..I now will not put my eyes near the tank lol lol...