Inside out zoas

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    I recently purchased some zoas but some of them seem to be turning inside out, like they have over-opened and they dont seem to close. Has anyone seen this before or know whats happening. Will post pics tomoro when lights are on
     
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    are they zoas or palys? palys sometimes open super wide and can look like their turning inside out, but thats norm. Pics needed for clarification.

    Google palythoa for pics...

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    pics

    right, got some pics, bit worried bout them cus they dont close at night, is this normal? if not, what do i do!! :cursing: thanks

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    Hi Please add pic.

    As Dane said it happens some time.
     
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    Hi

    It is brown Polyp buttons.

    I got a frag yesterday of the green head and a Brown head.
    They look oky and look like they open very far and it looks fine.

    Some heads take time to open - is this a new frag?
    Also can be new heads that is growing and will open when it is time to open.

    If you worried about not closing - take you're hand and rub it from the buttom up and move the head that is folded down upwards and see if they then close.
    When I touch my polyp buttons then they close.
     
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    ok

    will try that, they were just one colony but i gave it a shake and fragged by itself, some were already inside out when it was a full colony
     
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    If you frag then they will some time stay close for day or two & and when they eat.
    If the other heads was close before then it must be new heads that is growing.

    some were already inside out when it was a full colony - As said before, it does open huge some time and it can keep the outer ring up and with the flow in sag down wards.
     
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