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tang daddy
12-04-2013, 05:09 PM
I would like the name of this sponge, anyone know the scientific name of this?

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image-23.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image-23.jpg.html)

monocus
12-04-2013, 06:01 PM
saw that at king eds-they told me it was a mushroom

Magickiwi
12-04-2013, 06:26 PM
Yeah I'd say mushroom probably. Doesn't look like any sponge I've seen.

tang daddy
12-04-2013, 07:03 PM
300% ain't no mushroom. First if all it's not slimy and doesn't have a mouth, secondly it has a rubbery texture and is abit like porous.

Anyone else want to take a stab to identify??

Ron99
12-04-2013, 08:28 PM
Something like this:

http://www.jostimages.com/details/underwater/sponges-reef-inhabitants/00000222/Blue-sponge-(Hymedesmia-sp).html

Ron99
12-04-2013, 08:29 PM
Or this:

http://www.dfs-pet-blog.com/2010/10/marine-sponges/

tang daddy
12-06-2013, 04:26 AM
So it's called blue sponge.... Hmm

intarsiabox
12-06-2013, 04:32 AM
I'm guessing the guy who names the zoas doesn't do sponges.

Slyguy00
12-06-2013, 04:44 AM
I'm guessing the guy who names the zoas doesn't do sponges.

Hahaha yea pretty original name :lol:

tang daddy
12-06-2013, 05:02 AM
The colour is crazy intense, it's really that blue in person. I've only seen purple ones.

Ron99
12-06-2013, 06:24 AM
Lol! Yeah. Blue photosynthetic sponge, (Collospongia sp.) would be my guess. Hey, come up with a cool name and you can sell frags for an obscene amount of money :-D

tang daddy
12-06-2013, 09:02 AM
Lol! Yeah. Blue photosynthetic sponge, (Collospongia sp.) would be my guess. Hey, come up with a cool name and you can sell frags for an obscene amount of money :-D

Did you say blue photosynthetic? Aren't these found at lower depths?
I can't think of a fancy pants name but if I do hopefully it will hockey stick.

notclear
12-06-2013, 12:12 PM
Note that the blue sponge needs high light.

DAVE
12-06-2013, 12:19 PM
Note that the blue sponge needs high light.


+1 needs LOTS of light, fairly common on this side of the woods.

tang daddy
12-06-2013, 03:31 PM
Thanks guys for the info. I was just bedazzled by the colour.

hunggi74
12-06-2013, 09:47 PM
Hey Chris, just remember to add "ultra" at the front of whatever name you give your sponge frags...that's where the $$$$ at yo!!!

milou
12-10-2013, 07:22 AM
I think i've seen the green variety of that sponge, more like emerald green. That intense blue is very rare, first time i've seen it.