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PostSubject: Starfish Spawning O.o   Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:42 pm

Rather than the usual being in the wrong place at the wrong time when partaking in photography I had found myself in just the opposite situation; The right place at the perfect time! You see, I was cruising into my room and decided to take a gander at my 20 Gallon shroom tank. I had noticed in the bottom left corner towards the front a small (About the size of a half dollar coin) brittle star was climbing past a horde of mushrooms and onto some of my green pavona. This guy was bestowed to me by BadX who months beforehand pulled the little guy from his anemone tank. It is very unusual to see him stray from his mushroom or Galaxea refuge, so I quickly whipped out my trusty new DSLR and began snapping lots of pictures, Once the little starfish made it to the top of my pavona, it began to emit a heavy smoke-like substance from beneath it's arms. It produced a light fog that was carried away by the current that my overflow created. This continued for about a minute, before it began to rapidly retreat back into the mushrooms. Have I just witnessed a spawning ritual? See for yourself folks Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Starfish Spawning O.o   Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:22 am

You most certainly did, many inverts broadcast spawn in the ocean as a means of reproduction and you got to see it. Great pictures by the way,I don't think I have ever seen a picture of this so clear. Sometimes I wonder what is it exactly that triggers the spawning.
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