Hi, I’m very new to marines and have a 125L tank. Today I was given 2 small corals- a red cabbage coral and something called gorilla nipples(!!!)
I was told that the latter is the type that carries the infamous palytoxin.
Anyway as I was introducing them to the tank I managed to remove the coral from the water (not completely, just a portion of it), only briefly, a few seconds at the most, (stupid mistake, I wasn't concentrating) and now my paranoia is absolutely going crazy.
How likely is it that I’ve been exposed to the toxin? What do I do?! I’ve spend most of the evening researching case studies, and have found that in most instances the problem arises when a person has been pouring water over it/ scraping it, which of course hasn’t happened here.
I’m so sorry, this is my first post and I’m coming across like an absolute loon. Sorry!!!