Animal Stories - Frogspawn Coral

Animal-World Information about: Frogspawn Coral

   known as the Frogspawn Coral, this coral looks like a spawn of frogs eggs or very small grapes!
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Paisajismo - 2020-03-30
Jellyfish and sea jellies are the informal common names given to the medusa-phase of certain gelatinous members of the subphylum Medusozoa, a major part of the phylum Cnidaria. Jellyfish are mainly free-swimming marine animals with umbrella-shaped bells and trailing tentacles, although a few are not mobile, being anchored to the seabed by stalks. The bell can pulsate to provide propulsion and highly efficient locomotion. The tentacles are armed with stinging cells and may be used to capture prey and defend against predators. Jellyfish have a complex life cycle; the medusa is normally the sexual phase, the planula larva can disperse widely and is followed by a sedentary polyp phase. Jellyfish are eaten by humans in certain cultures, being considered a delicacy in some Asian countries, where species in the Rhizostomae order are pressed and salted to remove excess water. They are also used in research, where the green fluorescent protein, used by some species to cause bioluminescence, has been adapted as a fluorescent marker for genes inserted into other cells or organisms. The stinging cells used by jellyfish to subdue their prey can also injure humans. Many thousands of swimmers are stung every year, with effects ranging from mild discomfort to serious injury or even death; small box jellyfish are responsible for many of these deaths. When conditions are favourable, jellyfish can form vast swarms. These can be responsible for damage to fishing gear by filling fishing nets, and sometimes clog the cooling systems of power and desalination plants which draw their water from the sea.

nick - 2008-03-01
I've had mine for about 3 months, although it was owned by my co-worker for a number of years. I love it, it is my prize coral, with a maroon body and neon green tips. If you're thinking of buying this coral it's a good addition, but placement in the tank can be tough. Just try to face it up so ALL the polyps get light, not just the biggest ones. And try to place it somewhere without TOO much flow, but it does need some flow. I recommend feeding it squid once a week, a little bit to each poyup head, and maybe zooplankton once a week, but not on the same day.

Mark - 2010-07-06
I had the soft heads of mine eaten by an emerald crab. Any chance it's still alive and may grow back? Any way to deter the crab from eating it again?

Liz Younglove - 2008-02-08
I have had my frogspawn for several months. It is a beautiful pink shade. It seems to be very happy sitting on the sand in the aquarium. Since I have owned it, it seems to have grown new branches. I do not have it near any other coral or creature that it can sting. However, many of my fish swim under and around it all the time. It has been a great addtion to my aquarium and has not been difficult to care for at all.

Marc - 2006-07-30
Have had this coral for a few days now and love it. I had to mount mine to live rock using a two part epoxy to keep them from tumbling over. Neon green frogspawn is the best looking in my opinion.