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Old 08-20-2007, 09:26 PM   #1
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Serpent star breeding behavior?

My serpent star who I have had for 2 years now has moved to the top of my rock work, lifted its body up as high as it could and released a white substance through vents on the sides of its body. The lights are on, I just did a water change with slightly warmer water then the tank's water. I thought initially he was expelling waste but it seemed weird for him to do it in the light Does anyone know this behavior is?
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:12 PM   #2
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I've never witnessed that behavior myself, but it certainly sounds like it's attempting to spawn. The water temp change could possibly have triggered it. Monitor your tank/water params closely, and running GAC would be a good idea too. Congrats
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:28 AM   #3
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^thats what I was thinking, I did another small water change after he was done just in case. I'll keep a close watch on it but I have a lot of filter feeders in my tank so I'm sure it'll get cleaned out of the water pretty quick anyway.
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Sounds like it to me too. Congrats.

If you have a skimmer, that will help pick up too.
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