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Old 06-11-2015, 11:30 PM   #1
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Help! Dead coral?

I just got this in the mail. It doesn't look too good to me. what do you think? Click image for larger version

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Looks fine to me.
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I've never seen a dead coral personally.

Sense I got 4 other Zoanthid frags other then this one and they all looked to be in good health I guess I assumed this one was a goner. Again I've never seen a dead one so I don't know but I just think it looks terrible especially compared to the others.
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Looks fine to me.

Just out of curiosity what makes you think it looks ok? I just really believe it looks terrible. And it has a few polyps that are semi open but shows no activity if touched or anything like my other zoas. The other frags I've gotten have already started opening in my QT. but This one I don't even want to take out of the bag. So just for knowledge sake could you let me know?
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Zoas will melt away to non existence. They are just stressed from shipping.
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Just out of curiosity what makes you think it looks ok? I just really believe it looks terrible. And it has a few polyps that are semi open but shows no activity if touched or anything like my other zoas. The other frags I've gotten have already started opening in my QT. but This one I don't even want to take out of the bag. So just for knowledge sake could you let me know?
you will never know how they are if you don't put them in the tank.
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alright. in the QT they go
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Ok so an update on this Zoa if you guys want one. Ive been keeping a close eye on this guy sense the other day and haven't seen ANY improvement. It actually looks like parts of it are rotting off and it's barely hanging by a thread to the rock that is glued to the frag plug. I've seen no retraction or opening of the polyps. Everything is just hanging out like in the previous picture. The store I bought it from is calling it dead and I think it's pretty safe to say now.
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Nothing looks wrong with that to me... More harm would of been done by not putting it in water movement.

Zoanthids are pretty hardy. Unless there's something like a pest living on the plug just give it time. I would NOT throw it away. It is NOT dead...
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It's still in my tank and I planned to watch it more regardless of what I thought because of you guys saying it was fine. I won't be letting go of it for awhile
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