In The News: Aquarium Coral Nearly Kills Tx Family

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  1. JoeCamaro

    JoeCamaroWell Known MemberMember

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    Hello guys
    I just came across this news article about a family from Texas that was affected by a toxin released by her aquarium coral.

    Below is the link to one of the articles. You can also do a Google search.

    Toxic airborne poison from aquarium coral nearly kills Texas family

    I am posting this for those of you that have that kind of corals, in case you didn't know this could happen.


     
  2. Aqua Hands

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    Thats why Zoas have no reason to be fragged IMO. People think they can just go into Deadpool mode and slice them apart. Palythoa Toxins kill mates!
     
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    Though not all zoas contain significant amounts of palytoxin and if one follows general safety guidelines like using googles, gloves and a mask, wash everything after you are done, doing it in a well ventilated area outside of your living space I think it's relatively safe.
    There was one severe case in Alaska I read an article about and there the involved parties were really careless. I think it was a Palythoa, those are anyway looking really ugly and I wouldn't want one in the first place.
     
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