Anemone’s do spawn like that. I had a huge BTA that spawned and the water was so cloudy I couldn’t see any of my fish.A few minutes ago I was typing here, probably some nonsense and I started smelling something. It smelled fishy. I turned around and my tank looked like I was making egg nogs in it. The water was all cloudy and I could barely see the back glass.
I said to myself OMG, my tank is crashing and I should have listened to Humblefish and quarantined everything.
I quickly looked for something dead. But I just fed the fish 15 minutes ago and everything looked fine. Besides, my fish don't die, they are kind of immortal.
As I was looking for the cause, I noticed a huge, white cloud exuding from under one of my large anemones.
At first I thought it was spawning, but anemones don't spawn like that. They split, like this one has done three times.
Urchins spawn exactly like that and have a few times but although I have a large long spined urchin he was on the other side of the tank.
There are no corals under the anemone because like Duh. they would be stung to death.
The anemone is the only place that white "misty" stuff could have come from.
I quickly got out my diatom filter and hooked it up to the tank.
It is starting to clear up and the sponges should suck up the rest.
This may be a common occurrence in my tank because contrary to popular opinion, I have a life and don't look at my tank all day.
I can’t tell you how many times I have pulled off the road to save a turtle crossing a busy street or highway. My husband actually stopped and saved a 50lb + tortoise crossing a 2 lane hwy. lol called the local Rehab guy and he knew exactly where and who owned the tortoise, said he must have broken out of the fenced yard.