Splitting toadstool coral?

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Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby JennyF on 02 Jul 2011 23:30

So I've noticed my toadstool has started to 'spilt' around 3 days ago, didn't think much of it. It's still growing larger and I'm getting a lot of polyp extension. but the stalk seems to be splitting into two with the top of the toadstool going from a circle to a pac man shape (only way to describe it :lol: )

So is this good or bad? If you need a picture I'll get one when it's poplyps go in tonight it's a lot easier to see.

Paremeters are good just need to do a water change, surely if there was something wrong with the coral though it would stop growing and I wouldn't see as much polyp extension?
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Re: Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby gerr on 02 Jul 2011 23:47

Jenny its a form of reproducing which is a great thing. Wish mine would split :(
Toadstools can also reproduce by dropping buds and trailing.
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Re: Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby Will@PowderBlue on 02 Jul 2011 23:49

Try get a pic up if you can jenny,

My toadstool was doing something similar a while back but it was only changing shape as such. Never seen one split in half just drop buds.

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Re: Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby JennyF on 02 Jul 2011 23:52

haha thanks everyone, yea I'll get a pic, here was me worried about it.

I got it there in May, it's already grown twice the size it was, getting nice and big.
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Re: Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby paul .... on 02 Jul 2011 23:53

Does this mean it will split and become 2?
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Re: Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby gerr on 02 Jul 2011 23:54

paul .... wrote:Does this mean it will split and become 2?


Yeh Paul, toadstools can split from the stalk right up to the head and become two.
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Re: Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby JennyF on 03 Jul 2011 00:04

That's pretty much what it's doing, the spilt is going further and further down each day, it's now almost half way down the stalk. Stalk is around .... 6/7 inches
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Re: Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby paul .... on 03 Jul 2011 01:32

Sweet :D
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Re: Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby Blenny on 03 Jul 2011 10:42

Iv got one of these corals too and time to time it changes shape when its molting or shedding. Never seen it split right in two!

:D Get the pics out!
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Re: Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby paul .... on 03 Jul 2011 12:53

Blenny wrote:Iv got one of these corals too and time to time it changes shape when its molting or shedding. Never seen it split right in two!

:D Get the pics out!

:lol: :lol: Its far from a long time away before your 1 will split man ;) All leathers weather it be finger,toadstool or mushroom change shape!Daily! ;)
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Re: Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby JennyF on 03 Jul 2011 16:03

Here are some pics, taken this morning!

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Re: Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby gerr on 03 Jul 2011 16:11

JennyF wrote:Here are some pics, taken this morning!

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Deadly :D Its defo one becoming two.
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Re: Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby JennyF on 03 Jul 2011 16:15

Yay! That's great, I was looking into getting a second one haha now I've saved a few euro :lol:
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Re: Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby Will@PowderBlue on 03 Jul 2011 19:31

Thats great Jenny.

Quick tip, you could cut that the rest of the way and have two now, it wouldnt effect the toadstool at all!

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Re: Splitting toadstool coral?

Postby JennyF on 03 Jul 2011 23:55

Will@PowderBlue wrote:Thats great Jenny.

Quick tip, you could cut that the rest of the way and have two now, it wouldnt effect the toadstool at all!

Will.


I would cut the rest of the way but I'm was in a car crash there a week ago which resulted in my breaking my sternum, so I can barely move never mind work in a tank, I'll just have to let nature take its course unfortunatly!
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