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Acanthophyllia irritated?


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    Default Acanthophyllia irritated?

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Size:  53.0 KBMy acanthophyllia has had one side "pinched" up recently when expanded. I noticed this red spikey object under the pinched area on the skeleton when contracted. Does anyone know what this is, and should I remove it?Name:  image.jpg
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    Possible Nudibranch. Very hard to tell from the picture.
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    It looks like it's attached to the corals skeleton. Appears to have a stalk, and then branches out, sorry for pic quality

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    Foraminiferans. These are generally harmless, but after seeing that picture the tips of these could definitely be a little irritating. If you want to remove them just get yourself some tweezers and break them off. GL.

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