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Old 10-07-2005, 06:36 PM   #1
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Clove polyps?

I have a colony of clove polyps that seem to be dieing off or something. I am not sure the life span of them. The colony started out with about 10 polyps in April and is now very big. It grows almost daily but the original section appears to be dieing and has very tiny what appear to be little xenia's or something. Is this normal? My tank is a little more than 6 months old. The pic was taken in the early morning right after turning lights on so many aren't extended or anything. Any help I would appreciate

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Old 10-07-2005, 07:54 PM   #2
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Those are glove polyps not clove polyps. I have some in my tank and they grow pretty quick. I didn't think you could actually kill these things as I have done all kinds of things to mine and can't get rid of them for the life of me. If there is something growing amongst them they might be competing for food. The ones in your pic look fine to me.
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Send a pic after lights have been on for a while. Everybody`s tank looks rough when you first cut the lights on. Also what about water params. Have you checked anything.
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:42 PM   #4
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Thanks guys,, I was wondering if they were glove polyps or cloves LOL so know i Know. Anyway the top pic is when the lights have been on for many hours. If you look close in the center you can see the small corals or whatever I am thinking is killing the lower part of the colony. They look kinda like xenias or something.

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Old 10-07-2005, 10:58 PM   #5
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If you look close in the center you can see the small corals or whatever I am thinking is killing the lower part of the colony. They look kinda like xenias or something.
Can you get a closer/clearer pic? It actually looks like you have hydroids growing in their midst.

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close up as close as I can get

This is as close as I can get sorry Maybe this will help

http://www.hot-gifts.com/saltwater/MVC-555F.JPG

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Old 10-11-2005, 06:32 PM   #7
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Still hard to be possitive but it's either a polyped hydroid or aiptasia. Either way it will be what's causing your problem. Joe's juice should take care of either.

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I was reading on the net and seen this pic http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/pages/pic..._hydroids.html That is pretty much what mine look like. This weekend I will get some Joe's juice LOL and kill them, I hope it works. So I would say you guys were right and they are a hydroid.

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Old 10-14-2005, 08:30 PM   #9
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glove polyps

Thanks for the advice. I got some Joe's juice today and zapped the intruders. That must have been the problem. The rest of the colony looks very good.

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Old 10-15-2005, 03:11 PM   #10
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Keep an eye on it though, hydroids can be tough to erradicate. There is a good chance they may come back, several treatments not being uncommon.

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