Palythoa tuberculosa

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  1. vincentputter

    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    Hey guys! Is my Palythoa tuberculosa looking happy and healthy or Is it bleaching?

    First Pic: This one I got from my friend about a week ago for a friend of mine.
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    Second Pic: This one I got from a friend about a month ago and when I got It, It looked exactly like the first pic (same size and color). It has tippled In size and obtained this green hue and coloration along with the extreme whitening (or bleaching). [​IMG]
     
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  3. vincentputter

    vincentputter Thread Starter I love Nayn cat!

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    Anyone!
     
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    gMAN with the plan

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    @rakabos? I'm sure he's got a specimen like this..?
     
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    Yeah give it a few days, the can sulk for days on end. When I moved mine around took sometimes a week to open fully. The top one looks perfectly fine
     
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    Also have a look at you'r placement of the Coral...does kind of look like it's bleaching although I have to agree..it is definately opening up...
    http://www.saltcorner.com/AquariumLibrary/browsespecies.php?CritterID=2148
    http://www.wildsingapore.com/wildfacts/cnidaria/others/zoanthid/tuberculosa.htm
     
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    These guys often change colour dramatically when you first put them into your tank. As you've probably seen in wild ones, they often live in the really high puddles in centimeters of water, so they're used to extreme light. They seem to adjust to lower light after a while though.
     
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    vincentputter Thread Starter I love Nayn cat!

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    Thank you!

    I'll slowly move It closer to the light and see what happens. I also hear they are extremely toxic. Is that true?
     
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    Yip..in the 2nd Link I gave...:blush:
    http://www.wildsingapore.com/wildfacts/cnidaria/others/zoanthid/tuberculosa.htm

    Interesting read...
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=4758
     
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    vincentputter Thread Starter I love Nayn cat!

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    Oh ok! Sorry! I didn't see the links! Thanx!
     
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    Local species (in this case Palythoa natalensis) aren't very toxic.
     
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