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Old 08-19-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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Corals excreting waste?? pics inside

do corals excrete waste?? today i noticed my purple haze palys excrete something out of its mouth that looks very similar to fish waste. I know im pretty new to reefing but this is news to me


take a close look @ the heads that are shrivled up
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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Yep they sure do. LOL. I noticed when my Duncan whiskers did it. Never noticed any of my polyps or zoas do it though.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:35 AM   #3
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do corals excrete waste?? today i noticed my purple haze palys excrete something out of its mouth that looks very similar to fish waste. I know im pretty new to reefing but this is news to me

take a close look @ the heads that are shrivled up
Yep ive seen many different coral do it. Makes you think something is wrong at first but everything is fine, just the rear end of the food cycle lol.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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This is very interesting. This will make me think 2x about adding more live stock to my tank now that i know coral excrete waste too....yikes
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This is very interesting. This will make me think 2x about adding more live stock to my tank now that i know coral excrete waste too....yikes
Well its an entire different thing to say they add to the bioload. Pooping doesnt happen often and the bioload is more based off of the overall food demand and what food is added. Corals dont really fall into that category.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:13 PM   #6
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I guess but its something i didnt account for. Just got a 3 head dunkin frag too. So i guess ill be expecting them to do the same....haha
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Yep! Its not often though. Can't have too many corals! LOL. I have a 3head duncan as well. U should post a pic of urs up!
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Its @ the bottom since i got it yesterday. Ill find a new home for it sometime this week

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Ohh nice you have the branching kind. Mine is the bush kind. Here's a pic of mine when I first got it still on a frag disk.

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Old 08-21-2012, 09:31 PM   #10
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Nice...I think yours will be easier to frag and will grow more heads much much faster.
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