On Reducing Captive Negative Interactions Cnidarians Oct meeting


Photo by WetWebMedia.com

Wow what a great topic On Reducing Captive Negative Interactions Cnidarians 

We all learned some new things Friday its always enjoyable to hear Bob speak as he makes easy to understand and makes you look at it and think out of box approach. Want see what we heard and talked about just click on link above to see full topic….in mean time some points think about :

Practical Matters: What Aquarists Can and Should Do (or at least be aware of)

Signs/Symptoms of Overt Aggression/Poisoning


  1.  Space: For dilution and spacing specimens, providing varied habitats
  2.  Careful stocking plan, selection, placement, order
  3.  Securing, sequestering of individuals, colonies.
  4.  Adequate feeding, lighting/regimens, circulation
  5.  Biological, Physical and Chemical filtration, augmentation, efficient skimming
  6.  Good maintenance Water changes et al.

Treatment for Effects

  1. Moving in emergencies
  2. Water changes
  3. Use of chemical filtrants, cleaning of skimmer/s

Recognize the Signs/Symptoms of Overt Aggression/Poisoning:

For stinging-celled life:

  1. Polyps not opening, wilting, burned appearing, decolorizing.
  2. Skeletal septa and skeleton showing through.
  3. Slowing, ceasing, redirecting of growth.

For fishes: Rapid or slowed breathing and movement death.

For algae: Bleached appearance, especially in direction of cnidarians. Slimy dissolution.

One thing I have always talked about and recommend is QT (Quarantining Tank) this is very important when introducing new fish stock or frags, anemones.

So in closeing we all should have a game plan and take into some overall considerations suck as:

At times Extreme Competition in the wild is mirrored in various fashions and degrees in captive systems.

Much overt aggression and poisoning among st cnidarians and their tank-mates can be prevented, ameliorated by:

  1. Having a larger, better filtered, maintained system.
  2. Picking out healthy specimens, cleansing/diluting their shipping water, quarantining them.
  3. Starting SLOWLY with small/er specimens/colonies of less stinging, noxious species first, and
  4. Placing them apart to reduce awareness and interaction.

Evidence of Negative Interaction, Suggested Reactions

  1. Can be discerned by careful observation, and needs to be readily addressed by:
  2. Moving the offending and/or offended parties, possibly out of the system.
  3. Making a large water change.
  4. Cleaning up skimmer/s and adding ozone, chemical filtrants.

For full article and other topics……… see more

Related FAQs: Stinging-celled AnimalsCnidarians 2,  Cnidarians 3Cnidarian IdentificationCnidarian IDs 2Cnidarian IDs 3Cnidarian IDs 4Cnidarians ID 5Cnidarians ID 6Cnidarian ID 7Cnidarian ID 8Cnidarian ID 9Cnidarian ID 10, & Cnidarian BehaviorCnidarian CompatibilityCnidarian Compatibility 3Cnidarian Compatibility 4Cnidarian Compatibility 5Cnidarian Selection,  Cnidarian SystemsCnidarian FeedingCnidarian DiseaseCnidarian Reproduction,

Related Articles: 900-1000 Words on Live CoralsHydrozoans (Fire CoralStylasterinaJellies that are Hydrozoans), Coral/False Anemones (aka Mushrooms)ZoanthidsAnemonesTube AnemonesBlue & Pipe Organ CoralsSea FansSoft CoralsTrue or Stony Corals,  Marine Invertebrates,Acclimating Symbiotic Reef Invertebrates to Captive LightingWater Flow, How Much is Enough,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s