White stringy stuff on frogspawn

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  1. jeffers0n

    jeffers0n Feather Duster

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    i have had this coral in me tank for 3 months now and I noticed that today it a a white kind of pimple puss like stringy stuff coming frome where the polyps meet the base. I touched it and it went back into the base with thge actual frogspawn. What is it? Is it new heads or what?
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Sweeper tentacle or excreting waste is my guess.
     
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    jeffers0n Feather Duster

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    The stuff is curly and some of it was stuck to the base, or the stony part of the coral. Im not sure if I should be worried or not.:-/
     
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    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    sounds like sweeper tentacles :pics2:
     
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    pgoodsell Horrid Stonefish

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    I would agree with sweepers. Did anything irritate it? That's when my frogspawn's usually come out.
     
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    gt40425hp Feather Duster

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    if thay retracted there sweepers out looking for food thay can get quite long ive herd up to 12 inches make shure thay cant get ahold of nearby inhabitance
     
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    weird, ive never seen sweepers on mine. is that bad?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not something I would be worried about som3 reef3r, sometimes it happens at night. Could be a chemical cue from another coral that sets it off. I have had euphyllia that I never witnessed sweeper tentacles on and some that had them almost constantly. This is why it's so important to consider placement with regard to euphyllia, because you never know.
     
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    well hopefully i dont get those monsterous 12" sweepers lol its weird how after i got rid of my toadstool, almost all my corals seem happier. is this what your talking about as far as chemical cues?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !

    There is some debate regarding the actual toxicity of allopathic toxins and Sacrophytons. But it makes sense that one corals would produce a chemical that would cause the withdrawal or inhibit the growth of nearby corals. At least it makes sense to me.

    I have had acropora inches apart and for some reason they would start sending out defensive mesenterial filiments. This would lead me to believe that chemoreceptors played a part seeing as the corals were inches away from each other.

    And yes my corals always did better in a smaller tank if no leathers were present.


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