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Old 06-09-2014, 04:18 PM   #1
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Firm jelly substance under my new acan coral

Hi I purchased a new acan and placed it in a dip but noticed these two firm jelly things which looks like they have eggs in the centre. Has anyone seen these before to ID? ThanksClick image for larger version

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Old 06-10-2014, 03:35 PM   #2
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Hi does anyone know what this is??
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:40 PM   #3
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Don't kill them...see what they become. What did you dip them in? You may have hit the jackpot. Those are large eggs. I would be super excited to see what hatches!
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BTW, you really don't need to dip lps. Not unless they have brown jelly or something like that. Predators of LPS can be easily removed with tweezers if need be.
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Very interesting! What did you dip them in?
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:11 AM   #6
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Hi I dipped it in Seachem coral disinfectant before adding it to my tank (first time) and it wasn't until I lifted it back up that I noticed them. I will definitely keep an eye on them. Was just hoping it wouldn't develop into something nasty that I would have trouble trying to eradicate later. Any ideas at all? Could they be fish eggs? I don't think they are nudibranches as I have already been through that.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:50 PM   #7
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From the dip I doubt there would be any harm to the eggs, hope they develop! I somewhat doubt they are fish eggs, they're a little big and the protective layer over the eggs speaks less of fish, but I don't have any idea what they could be. Definitely keep an eye on them!

Also, I doubt they are going to become anything inherently invasive or problematic, such as a parasite or protozoan (the eggs are more noticeable than that of an organism that would usually be a parasite trying to make its offspring hard to notice. The only problem would be if it were something not suitable for your tank (such as a shark or octopus, of which neither seem likely but you never know.)
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Haha great! Looks like I need to send back my 400litre tank arriving tonight and get 1000 litres instead : )
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:39 PM   #9
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Haha sounds good. Let us know how this turns out, I'm curious
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Are we sure they're eggs? They could be tunicates??
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