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Old 12-04-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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Palys?

These are pictures of what someone on this forum told me was some kind of a paly (under stress since they are white). Since these two pictures (the 2 with the toothpick showing) were taken several months ago, these little guys have pretty much stayed the very same. They closed up when I squirted frozen food "juice" around them and then opened a few minutes later. In the last few days they have gotten noticably larger and two of them have turned a little brown on the inside. They continue to open & close when I feed them. No new little ones have shown up My question is: Is this a good thing or bad? I thought, since they were getting larger, that seemed good. I thought that since they were getting a little brown inside that they might be turning their original color..... I've read since, that turning brown is not good and that if their tentacles got longer they were not getting enough food (I forgot to mention that the little hairlike strings around the outside have become more obvious.... I didn't know there were any to start with). I guess I'm asking for a progress report. Has anyone else had this experience with palys? Whatever anyone can tell me would be appreciated. These guys have been a lesson in patience for me........
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:20 AM   #2
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With bleached corals the development of brown pigmentation is probably a good sign, it's the initial return of their symbiotic zooxanthellae.

if their tentacles got longer they were not getting enough food

I've never heard that before. Longer feeder tentacles on palys improve their food capture ability and eat larger food particles or items; I equate the longer tentacles to good health.

The return of the zooxanthellae and the development of longer feeder tentacles are steps in the right direction. It may take many months for them to recover. When they've fully replenished their zooxanthellae they'll slowly make the shift from brown to their ideal colors.
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That's good news... I'll just keep waiting Thanks!
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:27 PM   #4
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What are you feeding them?
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