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Old 08-18-2014, 11:42 PM   #1
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Zoas Morphing, should I frag?

Ok, so I had some pretty ugly looking zoas. They are red with blue centers, and a colorless skirt. Under blue light, the skirt is orange. I noticed a few zoas morphed into rasta coloring!!!!! From the rastas I've seen, they arent actually rasta colored. These zoas are green centers with a yellow and a red ring. However the skirt is still colorless. Should I split these new rastas up and put them on their own frag disk? I have 5 but only 2 are open (on opposite sides of the colony of course). What do you think?
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You could...I'd wait until you get more heads. My general belief is that 1-2 heads don't do as well being fragged as more...but that might just be because mine are shipped across the country too.
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You could...I'd wait until you get more heads. My general belief is that 1-2 heads don't do as well being fragged as more...but that might just be because mine are shipped across the country too.
Thanks sniper! I just worry that if I don't split them up, it'll go back to its old boring color.

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Nope. If my lights were on I could show you the frag plug I have of some common zoas that morphed to a darker green. It happens. Sometimes even changing light does it.
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Here's the zoas. The ones with the green center are the morphs. They have a slight yellow ring that you can't really see.
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Zoas Morphing, should I frag?

Doesn't look like much of a Rastas coloring to me.
Rastas are extremely bright and colorful.
I remember reading something about the pigments in the corals zooxanthelle is what makes the different color. They can pick up pigments in the water or change coloration from the lights.
I wouldn't get your hopes up too high.
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:38 PM   #7
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Doesn't look like much of a Rastas coloring to me.
Rastas are extremely bright and colorful.
I remember reading something about the pigments in the corals zooxanthelle is what makes the different color. They can pick up pigments in the water or change coloration from the lights.
I wouldn't get your hopes up too high.
I mean they have the color of the Rastafarian movement flag... and if tyree can have his own Rastas, I can too (:
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Well, let me know when you have as big of a name as Tyree.
Call them "Silly Rastas."
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Here's the zoas. The ones with the green center are the morphs. They have a slight yellow ring that you can't really see.
Those are whammin watermelon. Mine do the same thing. Some of the centers on mine are solid green.

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Those are whammin watermelon. Mine do the same thing. Some of the centers on mine are solid green.

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Do they also have a yellow ring like mine do?
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