Coral or jellyfish ? Please identify

Coral or jellyfish ? Please identify

Postby Davide_m » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:08 pm

Hi all,
I have found this organism in filter who keep water from tank to sump.
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I think he's a coral polyp, but I'm waiting yours comment.
Please suggest me what i can do for his development
tomorrow I can upload a video or as soon as possible
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Re: Coral or jellyfish ? Please identify

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:16 pm

Very cool photo, Davide. If it's a hard coral, it should start calcifying very soon. As for keeping it going, well, light and small feedings of very, very small food combined with good water quality. Same thing as the adults, really. :)
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Re: Coral or jellyfish ? Please identify

Postby Luis A M » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:18 pm

It looks like a medusa,jellyfish to me... :?
You should feed it with bbs :wink:
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Re: Coral or jellyfish ? Please identify

Postby Davide_m » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:04 pm

Hi, thank you for Benvenuto, but until this post I have only read yours experiences (see my subscribtion date).
In past I have breeding clownfish A. frenatus and A. ocellaris.
Today I found these jellyfish, and today morning the new one:
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Re: Coral or jellyfish ? Please identify

Postby Luis A M » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:29 pm

Definitely a medusa.Feed them bbs!.
Benvenuto un altra volta,dunque :D .Ed aspetiamo di vederti piu spesso! :wink:
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Re: Coral or jellyfish ? Please identify

Postby lance » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:15 am

medusa I can tell the second I saw the first picture

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Re: Coral or jellyfish ? Please identify

Postby Davide_m » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:59 am

Hi all,
I put a vidio on my youtube account

http://blog.reefsnow.com/

As soon as possible other video of the first picture

I think it's a gorgonia planula

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Re: Coral or jellyfish ? Please identify

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:10 am

Well, I don't think it looks like a planula:

http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/cr_26.jpg

Planulae are basically featureless cigar-shaped things until they find a place to settle. Then they flatten out like a pancake and change really quickly into a primary polyp. The way that one moves certainly suggests medusa to me as well.
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Re: Coral or jellyfish ? Please identify

Postby Davide_m » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:09 pm

Hello, I foud this polyp on filter
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I think it is different stages of photosynthetic gorgonian I have in my tank.

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Sorry for bad term I used (as planula) but I don't know other term for explain
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Re: Coral or jellyfish ? Please identify

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:49 pm

Planula is the correct term. I don't know the specifics of gorgonians, honestly, but I do believe that all corals have planulae. That's one crazy looking photo. Very cool!
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Re: Coral or jellyfish ? Please identify

Postby enigma » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:57 pm

The first is definitely a Jelly in the ephyra stage. I watched your video and the random twitching usually follows the strobila stage. It will become full Medusa soon. Very cool. How are you isolating and finding all these items?
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Re: Coral or jellyfish ? Please identify

Postby Davide_m » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:24 am

HI Enigma, nice to meet you.
I found these Ephyra in my tank, today I collected other 7 exemplar.
I think I have collected about 20-25 exemplar.
I haven't feed the exemplar, I can put rotier or BBS?
As I can obtained the metamorphosis?
thank you
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Re: Coral or jellyfish ? Please identify

Postby enigma » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:49 pm

Pleasure to meet you as well Davide!

BBS and Rotes are perfect diets at this stage of development. Once they reach full medusa frozen Cyclop-eez and other frozen plankton will work for their diet. Be aware they need multiple feeding per day.

Very good images and video. Thanks for sharing. Good luck!!
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