Coral id and what is it doing

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Coral id and what is it doing

Postby jaytoon on 31 Jan 2011 15:53

i got this from a break down. dont know what it is.
seems to be doing fine but noticed last night, this brown gue coming out of it.
is it dying? having a dump? or spawning??
have a look at the pics, if you look closely you can see the stuff coming out.

ive seen my bubble tip nem kind of doing the same thing and he seems to be doing fine.
any ideas?
regards
j


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Re: Coral id and what is it doing

Postby silverdollar on 31 Jan 2011 16:17

looks like a pearl bubble coral excreting waste
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Re: Coral id and what is it doing

Postby Nige on 31 Jan 2011 17:12

As silverdoller said looks like it's ejecting excess zooxanthellae. Most Euphyllia's i've kept do this from time to time. I'm not sure if this is a sign of high nutrients or not?
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