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Old 06-16-2015, 12:11 PM   #11
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Zoas can be finicky, but are hardy. I've had them blow off plugs before and land in a low flow spot to take root there and begin to grow.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:47 PM   #12
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Well I'm gonna leave it in for awhile. I am inexperienced so no better way to learn. I almost prefer it to fall off the plug. Frag plugs are ugly as hell
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:59 AM   #13
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Help! Dead coral?

Another update. I've moved the Zoas to the top rock in my DT to see if some extra light would help them improve. Click image for larger version

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The Zoas on the left were the ones I originally posted about. They are still basically the same but from this angle they appear to be improving. The Zoa right next to it however it's definitely showing that it is mostly dead.

here's a shot of the Zoa on the right by itself a few days ago. Click image for larger version

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Most of the polyps have melted away
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They haven't melted away, they are simply closed up. There is something either bothering them or they aren't happy with where they are. If the zoas were to melt away, that frag plug would be clean and only a piece of rock left.
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Here's a better shot of the one on the right. Previous photo was from few days ago. The polyps aren't there anymore.
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The remaining ones look fine. They'll grow back.
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Those polyps are not dead, yet. They will rapidly decompose if they die.


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And they have? I have 2 remaining polyps that look fine opposed to the 8 that are no longer there
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I have seen many polyps that I rescued from the LFS trash can recover and prosper. Until they decompose, they have a chance.


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And I don't doubt that now after the advice from the people who have responded gave to me. I have kept the Zoas in my tank and watched them closely on a daily basis. But now unfortunately the second Zoa I had in question did face a loss of most of its polyps. They have dissolved completely as shown in the picture. I'll be caring for the remaining polyps and helping it regrow
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