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Old 01-12-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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anemone poop

I was hoping to clear something up. When an anemone expels waste does it look like little brown balls ? I have been told that this is waste, but I have also been told that the little brown balls are zooanthellae. But i have also been told that the zooanthellae would look more like a brown cloud when being expelled. Does anyone know for sure if these little brown nuggets are waste/ poop or zooanthellae ?
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:54 AM   #2
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It's waste. Anmones have a single orifice for both intake and waste removal.
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you are not going to see zooxanthellae coming out of an anemone or coral. it's definitely poop.
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Thank you gentlemen ! Quick follow up... if he is expelling waste is that a good sign that he may have actually eaten some of the brine shrimp I fed him ?
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I meant mysis shrimp. I squirted some mysis shrimp on his around 5 pm and at 8 pm is when I saw the brown poop balls.
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Yeah they will eat anything meaty that fits in their mouth! Sounds like a pretty quick turn around but he might of had something else in hi that needed out once he filled up again!
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The guy at the LFS is trying to tell me its the Zooxanthellae so I am trying to sort it out. Thank you everyone for you're input. I think I'll believe you guys over him any day.. lol
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:13 PM   #8
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Do not feed it too often. It needs LIGHT, and an occasional meal which it will probably get when you feed the tank.
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