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Old 09/01/2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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Zoo spawning??

Im not sure if its spawning but I noticed white little microscopic eggs being released. At first, I thought it was air bubbles but it wasnt. Anyone know what this could be? I have a 25g Aquapod. Nitrates 0, Ph 8.0, temp is 77degrees. Live stock is a copperband butterfly, 3 turbo snails, 1 cleaner shrimp. Any help would be great. If I have missed something, please let me know. thank you

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Old 09/01/2007, 09:27 PM   #2
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It could be. Do you have a picture?


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Old 09/01/2007, 10:09 PM   #3
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i have never heard of zoanthids reproducing sexualy


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Old 09/01/2007, 10:12 PM   #4
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Zooanthids don't spawn, they actually grow like GSP does by laying down a "sheet". Its like a huge foot that connects all the zoos together. Then little ones will simply grow out of that sheet. I think you're seeing waste from the zoos.


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Old 09/01/2007, 10:30 PM   #5
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Am I the only one who got stuck at "25g... copperband butterfly"?


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Old 09/01/2007, 11:39 PM   #6
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Zooanthids don't spawn, they actually grow like GSP does by laying down a "sheet". Its like a huge foot that connects all the zoos together. Then little ones will simply grow out of that sheet. I think you're seeing waste from the zoos.
That is not true. Zoanthids can reproduce both sexually and asexually.


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Old 09/01/2007, 11:44 PM   #7
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Am I the only one who got stuck at "25g... copperband butterfly"?
i was going to say something but i figured someone else would chime in

you may want to rethink your stocking plan, it may not be big now but coperbands get up to 8" witch is probabuly like 1/3 the length of your tank its not really a good idea it will get stressed and then probabuly die. i dont wanna sound like a *** but thats how it is. also you should bump your temp up to about 79-80 its no a big deal but it cant hirt


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Old 09/01/2007, 11:51 PM   #8
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That is not true. Zoanthids can reproduce both sexually and asexually.
do you know of any articles writen by reputable people that state that?

i hope you dont take that the wrong way i dont mean to change you im just interested thats all.


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Old 09/02/2007, 12:00 AM   #9
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Shawn I'm glad you question me. Its good to question what people say. A lot of false information is passed off as fact. Do a google search for Zoanthid sexual reproduction. If you cant find anything PM me and i'll dig something up for you.


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Old 09/02/2007, 12:21 AM   #10
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I will back up reefer1024's statement, but wish I had an article to back up my own claim.

I do, on the other hand, have experience. As do many many other reefers.

How else could you explain the sudden appearance of a small baby polyp of a type of coral from the other side of the tank?

I have some green zoas that just started to show up in weird places...where the actual colony was never near. in my mind this gives pretty good reason to believe that zoas, and all other corals for that matter, reproduce sexually and asexually...

I think it is actually a characteristic of all cnidarians, but don't quote me on that


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