Originally Posted by Jason7894561230
Um i have no idea what you just said Thincat but it sounded interesting lol!
Okay, Zooxanthellae is the algae lives in a coral and provides most of it's food from light...This is why light is so important in a reef tank. The extra food that the Zooxanthellae produce is taken up by the coral. If the temp. or in my case the ALK
level does not suit the algae they can die. This leave the coral without the color of the algae and it's food supply and in most cases the Coral dies. This is called "Bleaching".
I hope this helps. It's the best way I can explain it.