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Old 07-24-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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Zoo's/Polyps not opening?

Just wanted to know what may cause Zoo's/Polyps from opening up? I have numerous colors etc. some open and some are closed. The water is good conditions just curious Thanks
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Old 07-24-2005, 02:16 PM   #2
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Many things come into play. Please list your current temp, Ph, NH3, NO2, NO3, SG, Alk, CA. Flow has a lot to do with it. Lighting is also important. Lastly, do not discount a naughty fish in there nipping at them. What is currently in your tank?
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I would like to hitchhike here....I just got some colonly polyps myself...had them for 5 days...some are open, some aren't. I thought I say my mithrax crab eating some of them!!! Is this possible? Do they have an affinity for this? The ones that are open look great btw.

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hardness...8dkh
ph...8.1
Ca.. 420

Tanks been set up for over 6 months
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Nate, I'd give it some time. If I do a little aquascaping and move the rocks some of my zoos are on - they wont all open for a little more than a week - sometimes two. Give it time - if you've got more than 80w of lighting they should eventually come out of hiding.

However, if they've been in there a month and they're still closed - I'm surprised they've not perished and withered away.

How long have the zoos been in the tank?
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been in the tank just four days, so I'm sure it's just early yet. Thanks!
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I agree, give it some time. If they do not open up in a few days try another position in the tank.
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