help!!! My zoanthid got white in the middle

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  1. Krappie

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    hey everyone,,, i don't think this is good, my zoanthid got white in the centre, is it sick or what is this? how can i help this little fellow? im posting a photo
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    i hope the photo is clear enough.

    Zoa inside white[1].jpg
     
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    Might be bad or just changing colour a little.
     
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    Mine did the same.
    I THINK the reason why mine changed, was that my water param was not that lekker. My salt was at 1.030.
    That, or insufficient light. After I've changed my old T5's it started to go green again. So not really 100% sure.


    It was like that white for about a month or so, its slowly turning green again. Some of them are still almost 100% white. :-(
    But most of them are back to normal.

    I know that when you have a sudden decrease in nitrates (if it was very high) it can do this as well. (Or that's what I've read somewhere)
     
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    Mine did that as well, then turned green in the centre. I just got some new Palys that are pale in the middle and slowly going green. Must some kind of adjustment too light or something.
     
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    ooh i see, i did a lot of water changes lately to get the nitrates lower, so it might be that then?
     
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    That looks like its normal colour
     
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    post your params
    Alk
    Temp
    Salinity
    NO3

    how old is tank? how many water changes have you done, how often? and how much %
     
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    are all palys turning white in the center or is it just the one. what you can do is put it somwhere where there is a moderate flow and also give it some food. a cheap solution would be to buy a sea food mix from SPAR for about 20 bucks a pack and put it in a blender for 30 sec. but first remove the crab sticks as they would most likely contain artificial colorants. then use a airline tube and syringe to give it little bit of food. you should feed the palys at least once a week
     
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    its only the one, i do feed them about twice a week of liquidized pranws, i fed him yesterday and its looking a lot better!
    my tank is about 4months old. did about 60% water changes for 180 litre setup, 30 litres at a time, not all at once. and, my temp is 24degrees, not sure how to test alk?
    whats salinity?
    sorry im actually afrikaans:blush:
     
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    Krappie gaan kyk na hierdie artikel

    :lookhere:
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/forumdisplay.php?f=61
     
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    dankie!
     
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