Zoas with feeding tentacles

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    Ok now i've officially seen it all

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    say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! :eek:
     
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    looks like they excreting.
     
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    looks like they excreting.
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    Some zoas species will show signs of feeding tentacles becasue of nematocysts
     
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    please explain
     
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    Zoanthids have a somewhat unique complement of nematocysts that are fairly isolated in the feeding tentacle
     
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    That line is directly from Eric Borenams article and has nothing to do with sweeper/feeder tentecels.
     
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    I know that is from Eric borneman. It does say that zoas has feeding tentacles so it nothing out of the ordinary
     
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    I have A LOT of zoas, and havent seen this, very interesting
     
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    Ive also only seen it once or twice.. What i just wanted to say is that zoas has sweeper tentacles.. :) for those who didnt know
     
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    Zoas dont have sweeper tentecles. The long strands seen in the pic is the zoas expelling waste.
     
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    The zoas on the thread look the same as yours with a little lump at the end of the tentacle
     
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    Did anyone on that thread confirm that they are sweepr tentecles?

    Sweeper tentecles do not come out of corals mouths. In the link you posted, look at the zoa on the righ above the one with the so called sweeper..can you perhaps guess what is happening there?
     
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    Well what are they then?
     
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    The zoas in the pics might be excreting some slimy waste that is making the strings.. but zoas do have feeding tentacle :)
     
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    Zoabos has more zoas than anyone.. if anyone has seen it all, its him
     
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    Thats either wate or the zoas are expelling there zooxanthellae, when zoas stand tall like that they are not getting enough light and will soon get bleached if not sufficient lighting is given, then they will lose their color and eventually close up or stay open with no color in them....
     
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