sea urchin spews white stuff
Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:01 PM
Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:17 PM
Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:26 PM
Could it be that it's spawning!!??
That's the first thing that popped into my head, too. If that is the case I assume it would just be more tiny things in the water for my corals to eat, right. I wonder if they would have to have another one in there to reproduce or are they a-sexual? I don't know.
Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:29 PM
Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:34 PM
Posted 12 March 2010 - 11:46 PM
yeah it does look like that. Like you said free food.
Posted 13 March 2010 - 12:27 AM
I have a decent sized rock urchin and the only time I've had him do it was with large water changes. This was before I knew how to properly care for the tank, and would do 3+ gallon water changes on a 10gal tank. Fresh mixed saltwater, not brought up to proper temp. Now I mix the saltwater overnight with an air pump, and bring the water up to temp. Haven't had him do it lately.
Posted 13 March 2010 - 07:49 AM
Posted 13 March 2010 - 12:16 PM
can you even tell males from female?
From what I've read, is very hard to tell the difference.....I've also read that one way to tell females from males....is when they're spawning. Males release a white cloudy substance (sperm) and females release a more visible egg-like substance. It does look different from what the pictures depict.
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