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Old 05-30-2011, 02:32 AM   #301
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Depends on how long it takes for it to reestablish itself. I haven't kept a birdnest, but my montipora frag took about a week from being brown before it took on a neon green tint. Three or so weeks before it looked like the parent though.

I'm sure it varies tank to tank and species to species.
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Birdsnest already has a little more than 1/8" of growth on all tips with several new tips started. May be turning more of a pink color too, still hard to tell though. I also got a lunar zoa polyp that hasnt opened yet in my tank. When I picked it up it wasnt open either. I can see the closed polyp with a very bright orange center spec.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:31 AM   #305
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think I should be worried about the zoas? What do dead/dieing zoas look like?

EDIT: This lunar zoa has melted away, I had a feeling it was no good when I picked it up. Getting a replacement tomorrow. And it will be open before I take it home...
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Will peppermint shrimp munch on corals? someone recently told me they would.
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Dead or dieing zoas just look closed up, they will slowly shrink and then just disappear. I've had some odd weird ones that just die for no reason when the rest of my polyps are all happy, maybe I didn't acclimate them well enough, who knows.

I've heard of sexy shrimp eating zoas if they are starving but if they are kept well fed they should be fine. I don't know if it's the same for peppermints, I'd assume so since they will eat aiptasias as well. Just make sure your peppermint gets some food and you should be fine.
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no. peppermint shrimp won't eat corals, but just make sure you don't get sold camelback shrimp instead- they do eat corals.
you can see them both here...
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The drip could be a number of things, but usually it is adding Kalkwasser, a very good and inexpensive way to raise calcium levels, but must be added very slowly to not raise Ph.
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I should think if the conditions are right it would color up in a week, unless it bleached, which it doesn't sound like it has.

I have actually used chewing gum, well chewed first to hold a frag. But I think the "potable" epoxy putty available at the hardware store works fine.
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