Bubble Coral Discharge

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    My bubble coral is discharging some brown hairlike strands from its centre. I've done a quick google images search but can't find something similar there. Anybody got any idea what is could be?
     
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    It seems it could be expelling zooxanthellae, which is normal sometimes but could also be a sign of stress. It look helathy - I'll have to keep an eye on it ...
     
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    Welcome back Gideon:thumbup:. Nice to see u still in the hobby how bout an updated pic of your tank?
     
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    Mine does the same, seen it happen three times already wonder why?
     
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    Its called pooping. Just expelling waste.
     
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    Yip, just going to the loo.
     
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    Seems they a) expell waste and b) expell zooxanthellae from time to time (especially when light intensities change). That explains it as I did increase the intensity 2 days ago. It's still got lots of colour and opens up like usual (and much bigger than when I first got it), so I'm not too worried about it.
     
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