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Old 05-24-2005, 12:10 AM   #1
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Brain coral

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I was looking at my tank tonight and seen some red stringy substance coming shooting out of something.It appeared to come out of my brain coral. I did some searching on the net but didn't see anything about red fluid. This happened twice about 10 minutes apart. Never seen exactly what it came out of but I think it was the brain. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 05-24-2005, 01:01 AM   #2
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Have you changed your lighting at all-new lamps, etc. or moved the coral recently? If not, it was more than likely just expelling waste.
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Old 05-24-2005, 01:14 AM   #3
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No, I haven't changed anything. We have had it for about 2 weeks and he is where I originally placed him as he seems happy there. I didn't think even think of that! LOL I guess what goes in has to come out )

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Old 05-24-2005, 06:58 PM   #4
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I had a figure 8 brain coral. Mine did that for a couple of days,and the last thing that was left behind was his skeleton.
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:19 PM   #5
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I haven't seen him do it today. I think it may have been waste. I will just keep an eye on it.

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Old 05-24-2005, 09:24 PM   #6
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I'm not sure about brains, but some corals expel a portion of their zooxanthellae periodically, as well. It often appears as a brown, stingy snot-like substance.

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corals expel a portion of their zooxanthellae periodically
That is why I asked about any lighting or coral placement changes. Having only had the coral for 2 weeks it may be doing this in order to adapt to your lighting/tank conditions. I would keep an eye on it like you said tooldini. It should be fine.
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:42 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the help it still looks really nice. I guess if it starts to shrivel then it is not a good thing LOL

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