Cloves vs. Zoanthids

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  1. sihaya

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    I have some clove polyps that are duking it out for rock space with some of my zoanthids. At first I was sure the cloves would win... now I'm not sure. The zoanthids seem to be holding their ground for the past few weeks. I thought about intervening (since I favor the zoanthids for this space), but then I figured it might be more fun to just get a beer, sit back and take bets... so what do y'all think? Who's going to win? (pics tomorrow)
     
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  3. mantisfreak

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    I can't bet because I got a hint. THX
     
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    Hint? ...from who? Dude, I have no idea... they seem equally matched right now. lol
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I vote for the cloves, they grow much faster than the zoa's in my tank.
     
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    She had too many beers. Maybe I'm missing it but I certainly don't see any pictures. :)
     
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    Hey man, I'm up! bright eyed and bushy tailed! It's the zoanthids... lazy buggers are still "sleeping."
     
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    So now its tomorrow already!! Where the pics???
     
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    Here's a few to start... am taking more though:
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    Here's a cool one just of a clove polyp... I didn't even think my little Sealife camera could do this...
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    Here are some more "war" pics of other corals going at it...
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    Oh btw... the zoanthids are actually growing up into the clove corals. It seems to me like the cloves are trying to stop them. Intense! lol
     
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    Very interesting, keep us posted on who wins the battles :)
     
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    Post 10 is a definate "keeper". Awesome Job!!!
     
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    Great pics. My money is on the Zoanthids.
     
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    zoo's!:slayer:
     
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    nice colorful pic's
     
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    WOW Sara! That SeaLife is REALLY an AWESOME camera, hey!?!?!?
    Planning on taking it for a "ACTUAL reef tour" sometime ;-) Perhaps down to Belize? Or perhaps even The Antilles?

    AWESOME Pics! Congrats.

    BTW: My thinking of this - th cloves will "overshadow" (literally) the zoanthids, perhaps making the zoanthids rethink their strategy....
     
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    That's what I'm thinking too... but I'm not sure because they're both directly under a 250w DE MH light. So it's possible that even in the "shade" the zoanthids might have enough light. I guess only time will tell!
     
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