Zoanthid crap?

Discussion in 'Coral' started by siidman, Jul 11, 2009.

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  1. siidman

    siidman Bristle Worm

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    I got some zoas a few weeks ago and today i noticed that one of the groups has some brown stringy thing about 1-2 inches long is coming out of the mouth of a few of the polyps. It starts out small and grows then the releases from it.
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  3. irr0001

    irr0001 Purple Tang

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    everybody poops!
     
  4. siidman

    siidman Bristle Worm

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    Thats what I figured
     
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    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    yep just wasted they only have 1 hole on each polyp same way in samw way out
     
  6. Hello Katie

    Hello Katie Fire Worm

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    Zoas poop!?!? I knew I didn't like those suckers.
     
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    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    Its not "poop". Its zooxanthella - the intracellular life corals harbor that are responsible for photosynthesis. It was either most likely swapping it out for a more desirable strain, or is stressed.
    Zooxanthella - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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  9. Hello Katie

    Hello Katie Fire Worm

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    Sounds like poop to me! I'm glad I read this, I would have been so confused seeing a coral poop lol
     
  10. siidman

    siidman Bristle Worm

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    I read the wiki article. I dont know if it is coral bleaching. This happened about 8 hours ago and the polyps are still "in bloom" and they still look as good as they did before this happened.
    I dont know.
     
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    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    It doesnt have to "bleach" at all. Like I said, they can expel them to take in a different strain that you may already have in your tank. It happens quite frequently. I would say 50% of the shrooms/zoos I add do it a week or two after adding to my system.
     
  12. siidman

    siidman Bristle Worm

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    Ok thats a bit of a releif. I have had them for I think 11 days or so.