Id on zoa

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  1. Chris Makings

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    Hey all.

    I got this zoa frag and I am unsure if it's a zoa or not. Looks different than the rest of them.

    It's the light green one on the left of the photo.

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    its a zoa.
    these comes with those 2 colors mixed in between.
     
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    Awesome. Just don't want any other pest in my tank as I am busy fighting aptasia.
     
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    are you sure thats a zoa ? i think his pic is turned up side down which would make left the bottom , and that one on the bottom looks like a arctic ice pally to me (nice but grows very fast and will smother other coral ) just my opinion
     
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    It is the one at the bottom of the pic. Looks like a zoa. It's the light green one
     
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    does it look like that
     
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    ok, I had the green one at the top.

    Bottom one is also OK
     
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    Paly base do not merge into one as with zoa or button polyps.
    They are individual without a shared stomach region. Or whatever you call that.
    But they do grow close enough to each other.

    I got a brown colony that very much looks the same as button polyps. But when they retract you can see that they do not have the common base part.
     
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    Ok. So are they going to be a problem with my zoa. Should I just leave them where they are
     
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    leave it. Their growth rate is slow.
     
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    These are vietnam Eagle eye zoas with brown palys. For now its ok, but in 3 months from now there will be 3 or 4 palys and they will be 3 times the size of the zoas and eventually outcompete them and you will only have palys.

    If you like those zoas best you chizzel that piece of rock off where the paly is.
     
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    I can attest to this. Heres a pic of what mine looked like below...in less than six months the palys out competed the zoas. I also had a few red ones as well which they smothered. As a last resort i tried vinegar but it was too late. If i was in ur position i would frag the largest piece possible without those paly's. I also have a combo rock whith about five varieties which i will be separating shortly for the same reason.

    orange zoas.jpg
     
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    ok, learned something new today.
    Did not know that these green palys were that aggressive. The brown ones I got hardly grows.
     
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    like i said get rid of them or glue them to a small rock and leave them far from other rocks
     
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    That's weird I have the same palys & they are growing at the same pace as my zoas & not aggressive at all...
     
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    Thanks for all the advice guys. I am undecided if I must remove them or not. Currently the zoas seem to be winning. But let's wait and see. Got another frag of the same zoas on a different rock so not to phased right now
     
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    IMO leave it the zoas will be fine. Oh you can go through my thread there should be pics of them there...
     
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