Somebody is smoking in my 125 !!!

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    Reefrookie Not so new anymore! VIP Member

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    Last night I was doing my normal check of my rock work looking for new critters, and I thought I saw something like a puff of white smoke coming out of a small opening in my rock. Knowing that this was impossible, I continued to watch, and a few minutes later, it did it again. I could not see anything in the hole.
    Any ideas on what it could be?
     
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    something is likely spawning......my snail was shooting white stuff all over the place the other day, and I've seen my urchin do it too
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    +1 Bob.
    I've seen the same thing in my tank several times.
     
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    +1 Melonbob
     
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    Ask them politely to pass the doobie. :Big Hair:
     
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    It's sperm.
     
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    some kind of swinger party is happening in your tank.
     
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    Reefrookie Not so new anymore! VIP Member

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    Gnarly dude :coolgleem

    I guess now I just wait and see what shows up!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    You'll be waiting for a while. It's probably all been eaten by something by now or filtered out.
     
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    i saw the same thing in my tank when i first set it up ... there were several of them doing it ... i thought it was just tube worms filtering food from the water and then spewing out the left overs ... guess maybe i am way off base if it is a party going on
     
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    Hey gooseman binge and puke is definitely a party thing, just not the same kind
     
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    Gooseman Reefing Is An Obsession

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    got that right ... been there a few times
     
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    STOMATELLA SNAIL
    Once established they will release clouds of "smoke" which become fish/coral food or new stomatella if fertilized.
     
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    i remember one time we watched all the star fish in alexanders tank do that once....it took us a minute to figure out what was going on when we saw some white clouds and then we realized almost every star fish in the tank was out in the open and shooting off sperm. it was pretty incredible to see!
     
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    It is cool to watch. I saw one stomatella shooting off a cloud of eggs (clearly eggs), and another one shooting off a cloud of the "smoke".

    I wonder how that all works out... one snail calls the other on the cell. Hey baby... I'll be over on the purple rock near the yellow ball... make sure you on the rock above me about 6 inches away... got a little surprise for ya ;)
     
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    thats probably how it works
     
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    i know thats how alexander pulls it off...works like a charm
     
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    Lucky Alexander :claphands
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    HMMM,hadnt thought of that.
    It'd sure beat hallway breeding:mrgreen:
     
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