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Old 02-02-2004, 07:05 AM   #1
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'helping' Zoanthid reproduction

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we have had this 1 zoanthid polyp for about 4 months, and he has grown huge in my opinion (body is a full inch, or 1.5 inches if you include tentacles). From what I have read, this will 'readily reproduce asexually'. Well, is there anything I can do to make him more comfy? I feed him meat every couple of days (frozen baby krill, or frozen "formula one" blender mush) plus he often catches a brine shrimp when I feed my dragonet. We really want to see more of his kind around.
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Just keep doing what you're doing. Make sure water parameters stay good. It will take off one day and you'll likely see 4-5 little ones all around it. From what I've noticed, zoos seem to grow in spurts. They shoot off a bunch of little ones, then nothing for a while. Then a bunch more.
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Thanks Logan, that sounds good. We have a lot of single corals in our tank; are brown mushrooms the same way? (it has a couple blueish stripes on it, but I don't know what specific kind it is). We also have a very large brown polyp, and some long, singular and brown nocturnal polyp. We grew them all from pups so I guess if they are as big as they are, we are doing at least something right.
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Yes, shrooms do pretty much the same thing. Sometimes they will split into two different ones and sometimes you'll see little ones coming up around the parent. I have a green shroom that sat in my tank for about 6 months without doing a thing. Then, one day I noticed a small one coming up beside it...within a month, it was as large as the parent.
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