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Old 12-23-2005, 01:11 PM   #1
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stressed out polyps

I got some polyps for free from my LFS that are faily well bleached out. I have had them for a week and when I went to feed them along with my zoos and other corals this week they couldn't really grab onto any food. I squirted them some brine shrimp and tried feeding them individualy with little pieces of flake food but they couldn't grab on. They have regained some color since I got them but do you think this is serious that they can't eat?
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What type of polyps are they? Zoos? If so, give them decent lighting and you don't have to feed them. I got some zoos that were a beautiful yellow color. After keeping them for a bit, they started to regain color, turns out they are a nice orange/brownish color with a yellowish center. I wouldn't be to concerned with feeding and just give them good water, light and time. Good luck.
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they look like protopalythoa but its hard to tell given how stressed they are and the way they were reaching. 2 of them appear green and have tentacles coming out the sides with a short stalk and a small mouth they are 3mm in diameter but are definitly polyps of some type and not a pest. and the others are about 4mm in diameter lack the tentacles and apear a pinkish color. they have an undualted appearance on the surface of the polyp and a small mouth. the small green ones succedfully caught brine shrimp and ate them, the pinkish ones are the ones I'm worried about.
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