Do acros secrete mucus after feeding?

Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by justonwo, Oct 8, 2015.

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  1. justonwo

    justonwo Fire Shrimp

    Aug 7, 2015
    Albany, CA
    While feeding my scoly tonight, I also fed my acros with reef roids. I noticed after feeding all of them were covered in stringy stuff that looked like the gunk that vermetid snails release. However, it clearly wasn't from vermetids and it wasn't the messentery filaments. Do acros secrete mucus during feeding? Is this a response to help capture food?
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Those are Mesenterial filaments. Mesenterial filaments serve two purpose, one as a defensive mechanism and another as digestive. You often see them about 10-20 minutes after feeding the tank or cleaning the glass. Try feeding your acros, reef snow, sponge power, Rod's Foods, reef roids. Feed sparingly as to not promote the development of cyano or algae.
  4. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

    Mar 18, 2010
    Akron Ohio
    When I do a water change, all of my acros are out of the water for a good hour once a week. After the change, they secret a lot of mucus. My water typ turns cloudy for a little bit.

    I have never fed my acros, or any coral for that matter.