Is this a zoa? As in the ones that have palytoxin?

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I'll attach a picture. It's brown with a green centre. There's another one an inch to the left of it. They are hitchikers. I don't want palys or zoas in my tank because I read about the toxin. I've also read you have to be very unlucky to have any ill effects but I'm talking about my fish also!
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I'll attach a picture. It's brown with a green centre. There's another one an inch to the left of it. They are hitchikers. I don't want palys or zoas in my tank because I read about the toxin. I've also read you have to be very unlucky to have any ill effects but I'm talking about my fish also!
Yes it is

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its a paly. Both zoas and palys do contain palytoxin. Wear gloves, wash hands after having them in the tank and you will be fine. Don't put hands in tank with cuts/open sores etc, something you shouldn't do anyway! If you have a cut and pick up paly's you could have issues. If you burn them and breath it in, your going to be in big trouble. Basically, use common sense and you will be fine!

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its a paly. Both zoas and palys do contain palytoxin. Wear gloves, wash hands after having them in the tank and you will be fine. Don't put hands in tank with cuts/open sores etc, something you shouldn't do anyway! If you have a cut and pick up paly's you could have issues. If you burn them and breath it in, your going to be in big trouble. Basically, use common sense and you will be fine!

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take the rock out if you can, chisel it off with glasses on ( just in case ) then bin it.

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