grube’s gorgonian lay eggs :)

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Just want to share experience this morning, I have a grube’s gorgonian for 3 month and it doing good, heal all wounds when it comes and grow fast
This morning it begin to lay eggs so my tank is full of small white balls :)

My tank is 20 gal nano, the light setting is every day from 6 am, it starts with weak blue light, the light strength increase to top and full spectrum at 8 am. At 9 pm it gradually decrease to 0 at 11:pm

Last night all polyps withdraw for ~2 hour, at this morning when the lights on at 6 am, it begin to release eggs. The whole process is ~2h and I got several pictures for the last several eggs stay in the mouth of polyps (red circle in attachs)

I'm a beginner and grube’s gorgonian is beginner coral, so instead LOL I may LOS (lauth out silently) :)

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Amazing! i've had a Grube's gorgonian for over 4 years and it's never done that. I've had to cut it back heavily once, but it just keeps growing and growing and looking just fabulous at the same time. I'm not sure if its a hermaphroditic coral, but keep your eye out for new colonies popping up if indeed it is!

It's spawning....not so much "laying eggs".
 
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Amazing! i've had a Grube's gorgonian for over 4 years and it's never done that. I've had to cut it back heavily once, but it just keeps growing and growing and looking just fabulous at the same time. I'm not sure if its a hermaphroditic coral, but keep your eye out for new colonies popping up if indeed it is!

It's spawning....not so much "laying eggs".
Thanks for correction... I think most gorgonian are monoecious ... also my fish finish all eggs within 3h :)
 

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