Jump to content
Michael_

Sponge Recovery

Recommended Posts

Michael_

Sup guys

 

I've had this orange finger sponge for a few months, and it's been through so much - high nitrates, parameter changes, etc.  It's lost branches and shrunk.  I've finally been able to get it into a stable, clean tank without fish, and I'm curious about it's recovery. Sometimes when I squeeze it lightly, it releases that orange color on my fingers.  Is it basically dead?  Will it recover on it's own or do I need to help it somehow?  how do I get the algae off it?

 

Thanks

2019-01-21 13.32.40.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
WV Reefer
47 minutes ago, Michael_ said:

Sup guys

 

I've had this orange finger sponge for a few months, and it's been through so much - high nitrates, parameter changes, etc.  It's lost branches and shrunk.  I've finally been able to get it into a stable, clean tank without fish, and I'm curious about it's recovery. Sometimes when I squeeze it lightly, it releases that orange color on my fingers.  Is it basically dead?  Will it recover on it's own or do I need to help it somehow?  how do I get the algae off it?

 

Thanks

2019-01-21 13.32.40.jpg

It looks pretty bad. Sponges have small openings all over them, can you see if any of them are open? If not I would get it out if there.  Some sponges can release bad things as they die.  

 

 

Heres a pic of what I mean:

 

1FBFC5E7-E880-4DB6-BCB1-D26C7C369A4C.thumb.jpeg.f08a4c965183b0f46ea16e6513c2cb39.jpeg

 

Yours wont look exactly the same but you get the point. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
mcarroll

Well, stop squeezing the juice out of him for starters.  😉

 

Can you tell us about the tank he's in now?  Test results?  Lighting?  Co-inhabitants?

 

How does all that compare with the old tank?

 

My guess it that he won't make it....but that's just the odds, nothing about your tank. 

 

 Not sure whether these types of sponges are photosynthetic, and most non-photosynthetic sponges don't fare too well in tanks due to lack of food.  (Not unlike NPS corals.)

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recommended Discussions

×
×
  • Create New...