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Old 03-30-2006, 12:29 AM   #1
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Good or bad sign?

I know that anemones usually split when they are stress. Would this apply to corals too? My green ricordia is splitting and i wonder if something is wrong.

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"split when stressed" doesn't sound right to me. Splitting is how they reproduce and usualy only done when things are in "good working condition" IE: the creature has the extra energy needed to go through the spliting process.

IMO, natural reproduction would be a good sign.
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Yay that's great to hear.

Btw. I've seen quite often that anemones split when they are stressed. It doesn't sound right to me either but i've seen that comment on this forum. O well, mayb i was dreaming haha
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Btw. I've seen quite often that anemones split when they are stressed. It doesn't sound right to me either but i've seen that comment on this forum. O well, mayb i was dreaming haha
Not dreaming, it's actually true. Anemones reproduce three alternate ways. In regards to splitting, it can be either from stress or just plain need. Without obvious mitigating factors, there's no way of telling one from the other. If from stress though, more often than not, one of the newly split will perish.

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I was going to say that I had heard that also about splitting from stress. I`ve had it both ways and some of the time as Steve said the other half did not make it.
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