Torch coral spread?

BRS

Dickie

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 30, 2020
Messages
14
Reaction score
0
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Scotland
Hey, does anyone know if its possible for a torch to spread?
I have a torch and I notice today on a rock near by, a small torch with very small tentacles. It seems to be a baby torch. I never put it there n have had this rock for waay longer than I have the torch. How does this happen? Has it spawned? Can stray shedded tentacles seed new torches?
 
RAP

Sean Landholt

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 11, 2018
Messages
33
Reaction score
11
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Without seeing it and understanding that it is on a piece of live rock, my guess is that it is a hitchhiker or pest. You should upload a picture of what you are talking about.

Torches do spawn and will seed but it is rare in a tank. How long have you had the torch in the tank? Stray tentacles will not start new torches.
 
OP
D

Dickie

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 30, 2020
Messages
14
Reaction score
0
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Scotland
I have had this torch for like nearly a year. The small thing aint a hitchhiker. I have nuked this rock before going in my tank. I know the little thing on the rock is a torch. My torch is black with green tips. This little thing is tiny black tentacles with tiny green tips. Its pretty obvious what it is. Its not identification Im looking for. More just a how it has happened. If it has spawned it must mean my tank parameters are waay better than I thought.
 
Reef Chasers Aquaculture

Mikedawg

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 27, 2016
Messages
2,432
Reaction score
3,583
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Atlanta
Polyp bailout, accidently knocking off a polyp, etc. can enable propagation. I've got a torch on rock surface at very top of tank now in very high flow and high light that is doing well ;)
 
BRS

Do you quarantine new coral before adding it to your reef tank?

  • YES always

    Votes: 73 18.1%
  • Sometimes depending (tell us why)

    Votes: 49 12.2%
  • NO never

    Votes: 269 66.7%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 12 3.0%
Battlecorals
Top