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Old 02-24-2004, 10:51 AM   #1
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Can acro polyps change colour?

Can acro polyps change colour?

I am just wondering this as i have heard of sps corals changeing colour, eg the zooanthelae making it drown out, along with other things. And i am now lucky enough to have this happen to a few of my sps frags which have changed colour.

But is it just the main part of the coral which can change colour, or can the tips (if its got two colours), or the polyps change colour as well?

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Yep, they can and will change color depending on lighting and feeding requirements.
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I concur with reefrunner. ESPECIALLY when you just get the corals. If they had them under different lights than you do, they will colour up if you have better light. Also depending on your water conditions and if they are "fed"
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yeah i feed them golden pearls, 5-50 microns, and cyclopeeze in a 24/7 feeder.

cool, i was hoping for that answer, i would love some of them to change to some nice colours.

do the corals or the polyps change first?
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do the corals or the polyps change first?
Typically, IME, the coral itself will change color first.
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Hey kevin,
How does a law enforcement officer get so much time to be SO KNOWLEDGEABLE and be on the reefboard so much!! WOW!! ( I guess that is why you get the title Administrator)

I was actually a Police officer before I became a Financial Advisor. Kudos!!

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cool thanx for the advice guys. its been very helpful.
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