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Old 05-17-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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Hi all, I recently bought a pink birdsnest to go opposite my green birdsnest. The green birdsnest is doing exceptionally well, but the pink hasn't opened up it's polyps yet. it's been in there two days, I acclimated him for almost 3 hours. How long will it take him to "get used" to the tank before he opens up?
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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Could take a few weeks, they tend to sulk for a few weeks then you should start to see the white growth tips.
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I don't agree with sps "sulking". I think you should see polyp extension almost immediately.
Some Bn's don't have the polyp extension that others do however. Can you snap a pic?
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The green birdsnest had immediate polyp extension after I introduced it about a month ago. I'm just worried about the pink one not being able to eat. here are pics of both. I haven't permanently placed it yet. The green is in low light low flow though.
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I would move the pink one. I don't see a lot of PE, but even when you do, it's not going to be as pronounced as the green. There is some on the lower branches and the underside of some of the others.
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Alrighty. I'll move it
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