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    WHat is this?hhj

    I just found some of this white stuff on a couple of LPS and SPS. Any idea what this is? It doesn't shake off or blast off with a turkey baster. I can scratch it off clean with a knife.


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    Looks like egg sacks. Could be Nerite snail eggs.

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    Man I still thing it looks like expelled innards... Doesn't seem fitting in this case I guess but the resemblance to the innards of torn soft corals is remarkable... And the fact that They won't shake off or come off until scraped, to me, is a good sign they could be part of the coral... Just my opinion but I am no expert just giving you some ideas...

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    I have to go with Campbell on this one. I know some corals will expel their innards if a neighboring coral is too close. I've watched time lapse o coral wars where one will push out its insides onto the neighbor to kill it. I wouldn't say eggs because you can't see individual eggs in that strand. Is there anything near it that might have a sweeper or anything causing it to feel threatened?

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    I removed a leather coral that was looking sickly. Maybe it was releasing toxins that stressed them. I'm running fresh coral and did two water changes totaling over 50 percent between yesterday and today. The corals with this white stuff seem to be losing some tissue. Not sure what's going on but nothing looks dead yet.
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