Alright.. seems that my Aqua Lotus Eaters have been staying semi-closed yesterday and today. They open up sometimes, and then halfway closeup whenever a copepod runs over or near the polyp. I don't have any fish or animal in my tank to control the pod population, so there are TONS or them. All over the place. None of my other zoas seem to be having problems and all of them have great polyp extension and stay open the entire day, and some polyps stay open even during the night.
So i'm here to find out what the problem could be. If it is in fact that there's just too many pods
running around, and my zoas are getting irritated by it. I've also noticed that the Lotus Eaters are the zoas that have longer skirts then the other zoas.. so maybe they're more sensitive to movement around the polyps. I'm not too sure either way.
The thing is.. it just so happens that these are my favorite polyps, they have the nicest colors and were the most expensive, so i'm doing whatever i have to to get them to be happy again. The first day i put them in, i had full polyp extension and some really amazing colors.
Any help i can get would be greatly appreciated. I'm doing a complete test of my water right now and will post the results when i'm done.
pH: 7.8 this morning around 9am.. Now testing 8.0 at 8:03pm. Is this normal?
Calcium: 25 Drops / 500 - Is this too high?