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Old 01/06/2008, 11:36 AM   #1
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Zooxanthellae !

Hi ,,,,

What is Zooxanthellae ? and is it live insde the corals or in the sea ater ?


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Old 01/06/2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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Zooxanthellae is the photosynthetic algae that live inside corals. Without it, there would be no corals.


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Old 01/06/2008, 11:43 AM   #3
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ok ,, how can i increase it ?


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Old 01/06/2008, 12:15 PM   #4
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Why do you want to increase it? Corals regulate the population of zooxanthellae in their tissues in accordance with the amount of light they are exposed to. The more light the fewer zooxanthellae needed to provide the coral with the nutrients needed. Less light = more zooxanthellae. That is if the coral has the ability to adapt to the light. If the light is outside the corals acceptable range it will die.


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