Actinodiscus sp ACTSPP-080194-APUVIN-001

This entry was posted on Monday, August 1st, 1994 and is filed under Corallimorpharia, Spawning Reports.

Breeder ID: ACTSPP-080194-APUVIN-001

Date received: 8/1/94

Identification: Actinodiscus species

Geographic origin: not indicated

Taxonomy: (after I.C.Z.N.)

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Cnidaria

Class: Anthozoa Subclass Zoantharia

Order: Corallimorpharia

Family: Amplexidiscus(?)

Genus Actinodiscus

Species: species (undefined)


Duration(yr): 1+

Size (mm): varies

Broodstock notes: Started with 3 specimens. Now have 17

Physical differences: Asexual

Adult diet: Contain zooxanthellae

Pre-spawning activity: Pedal fusion. Portion of base separates from adult and forms minature
of adult.

Time spawning began: varies

Area spawning occurred: on attached substrate at base of adult

Frequency of spawning: not indicated

Transfer / removal method: not removed

Spawning tank size (liter): 150

Sides of tank covered? Yes, black

Lighting & photo period: 2 20 watt 50/50 fluorescent; 2 20 watt actinic fluorescent; 1 20 watt
fluorescent 5500K. 12 hour photoperiod

Filtration: Wet/dry, skimmer, live rock.

Additives and dosages: Instant Ocean®; RO make-up water; Calcium*, Strontium*, Iodine*,
Molybdenum*. (* weekly)

Water temperature: 76 – 78 F

Specific gravity: 1.022

pH: 8.2

Nitrate: none detected

Original description: no information available

Word origin: Actinodiscus is from the Greek roots acti, -no, =s, meaning a ray or beam; and
disc, -i, -o, =us, meaning a round plate.


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