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Old 12-25-2008, 11:52 PM
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Zooxanthellae Cross Pollinate - Need Good Camera

About 2 months ago i got a frag of a green, purple tipped and polyped monti from Ming. I placed it in a tank with some regular old green monti caps that had light brown polyps. About a month ago the polyps on my basic montis changed to purple just like the new monti that I got. Nothing else changed in my tank, no new lights no crazy chemistry changes or anything.

Has anyone ever seen Zooxanthellae transfer from one coral to another?

I really want to share this with someone, does anyone in the Park Slope area have a really good macro camera so that i could post some pics here an on RC. I'm really confused as to why this is happening.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:29 AM
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that would be an incredible picture! best luck
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:52 AM
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zooxanthellae only produces a brownish/green color, so any purple color you see wouldn't be due to zooxanthellae transfers
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:45 AM
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zooxanthellae only produces a brownish/green color, so any purple color you see wouldn't be due to zooxanthellae transfers
Yeah i think it is less zooxanthellae that causes the coloring. Whatever it is, I'm still wondering why it would have changed color.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:10 PM
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if u hav a bleach frogspawn next to (touching) a reg frogspawn then it will help the bleached one come bac sooner because this zooxanthelle gets shared
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:09 AM
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Checking again to see if anyone has a camera that takes good macro shots...
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