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    Star pollyp - Mucas at the base

    Hi all,

    I have a Green Star Pollup that has a white yellowish mucas forming at the base. I've searched to see what this could be and found nothing, except possibly snail eggs (I do have Snails). Anyone see this before? Is it anything to be worried about? (I'd include a photo but don't have a digital camera yet)

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    Chris

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    How long has it been there? Does the star pollup still open up?
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    Hi - Thanks Pat,

    It's been about a week and a half now. It still opens and looks fine.

    thanks again.

    Chris

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    Could it be sponge?
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    would a spong grow on a coral? That may be a dumb questions but I don't know.

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    Anyone have any thoughts that might help out Chris?
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    Cool

    really hard to say without a pic as theres literaly millions of creatures/things out there. I'd say if it isn't bothering anything don't worry. sounds like a possible new sponge. snail eggs wouldn't last to long.

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    Cool Thanks - I think it's time to get a camera. Good excuse! Hope the wife see's it that way! :-)

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    I agree with John, virtually impossible to give a good guess without a pic ( tell your wife I agree about the camera too).
    Yes, there are sponges that grow on or near corals, but they are often not good because they are boring sponges that eat into the skeleton and kill the coral. Don't know of any offhand that would be specific to star polyps. Maybe it's just growing on the rock and happens to be near the polyps.

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