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    Posted: August 28 2016 at 1:10am
I recently noticed a few tiny white creatures in my tank. they look like tiny white pineapples. After doing a google search I found out that they were a type of sponge called pineapple sponges. From what I read they seem to be innocuous filter feeders. Does anyone have these in their tank? Any thoughts on these sponges? 
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I had them in my sump when my tank was new. Nothing to be worried about and they will go away with time.
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They are awesome, but difficult to keep long term. Unfortunately fragile, and tasty.

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Cool, thanks for the info!
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Pineapple Sponge in the Scypha Sponge family, a calcareous sponge that eats Alk, Ca, Si, and filter feeds plankton, helping keep the tank clean. Watch your Alk and Ca levels. Smile



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