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Old 12-05-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Zoanthid wont open

Okay so I bought a zoanthid the other day It wasent fully open when I bought it all I saw was the neon orange skirts so I thought I'd get it but anyways it's been I'm my tank for 2 days and still won't open up what could be the problem?
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:52 PM   #2
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I never try to buy single zoas because their survival rate is much lower. However, I'd give it a little longer and then move it. They tend to not open if they are not happy.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:23 PM   #3
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I never try to buy single zoas because their survival rate is much lower. However, I'd give it a little longer and then move it. They tend to not open if they are not happy.
I'm just worried it won't make it it was 25 bucks a polyp so that's the only reason I bought it as a single
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I'm just worried it won't make it it was 25 bucks a polyp so that's the only reason I bought it as a single
I know what you mean I've bought a couple 2 polyp ones for like $35-40. It doesn't look to be melting so maybe move it some
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Sometimes zoas can take a while to open. If it begins to turn brown, it is dying. Yours still looks healthy, so give it time.
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Okay well I'll give it a day or to and see how it does
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:07 PM   #7
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It's still not opening yet should I try dipping it just incase?
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I'd want to try another spot for different flow.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #9
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But I have more zoanthid colonies there an they do perfect should I still move it?
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It might not like the flow or the intensity of light. I've had zoas on the same rock where one flourished and another wouldn't open up Til it was moved to a different spot.
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