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Yellow Sponges -- How to get RID of them?

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I have a lot of yellow sponges in my tank and wanted to know how to get rid of them. Any help would be most appeciated75d9dc9b72a01e99bbb53f9034cfee2b.jpg6d60faa7a70b1bd4c6a8ba8735e25e55.jpg

 

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I have those too. I cannot tell they hurt anything but I can tell you they spread and I think are getting a little unsightly. I have not tried to remove them as of yet.

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I have those too. I cannot tell they hurt anything but I can tell you they spread and I think are getting a little unsightly. I have not tried to remove them as of yet.

Richard


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Yes I agree with the spreading and getting unsightly

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A Rock Beauty Angel will eat them, but he'll probably also eat most of your corals. 


I had actually thought about an angel but I have always been scared of what they would eat. I may try one in this tank since not really doing sps.

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21 hours ago, lobstergrabber said:

I had actually thought about an angel but I have always been scared of what they would eat. I may try one in this tank since not really doing sps.

Genicanthus spp. (Bellus, Watanabei, Spotbreast) are gonna be your best bet because they are primarily planktivores by nature. I can't say I've never seen one nip, but at least their small mouth seems to limit the damage they can inflict. But it's just a nip out of curiosity (I think) or to eat algae growing on a rock, because they will usually just move on afterwards.

Regals will sometimes nip at LPS and clams, but generally leave SPS and soft corals alone. All other angels are hit or miss IME, especially the dwarfs. With the latter it seems to take 2-3 years sometimes before they develop a taste for corals.

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