Whats its name

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  1. brentnorm

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    And is it possible for it to move ?
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    They are zoalanthid button polyps and no they don't move, but they do multiply, so spread that way, a very popular starter coral.
     
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    Zoathus Palythoa

    When you say move, the whole piece of rock with the coral ?
     
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    It just seems to have moved more to one side of the rock its on. The rock has definately moved.
     
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    Could a hermit or snail have knocked the rock? zoas don't usually pick up rock to move them.
     
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    Sorry, rock has definately NOT moved
     
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    I have 3 cleaner shrimps, 3 snails and a pajama cardinal in the tank
     
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    They must just be multiplying, some might be falling away if the current is too strong.
     
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    So no action needed then ?
     
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    Ok, emergency midnight coral watching techniques;-

    1. Get torch with redlight (reg plastic bag will do)

    2. comfy chair.

    3. 6 pack of you favourite beer or a good single malt.

    4. glass and or ice for step 3.

    5. Send wife to bed, sit back and with the use of steps 3 and 4 start your night vigil.

    6. At some point, steps 3 and 4 will help you to see the corals moving;)

    Enjoy.:)
     
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    brentnorm Thread Starter

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    so its not all in my mind then.
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Well you never know, you been eating any of those "field" mushrooms lately?

    Brent, no it is quite likely that the zoas were unhappy, i've seen it with mine, there powerhead was too strong and they fell off, the new ones grew in calmer parts of the rock they were on.
     
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    nope, cutting down on the mushrooms at the moment. Cool, will just keep an eye on them then.
     
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    AWEWOME post Wee-Man!!

    Brent - Wee-Man is spot on!
     
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    today it is completely seperated from the rock
     
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    brentnorm: its obviousl unhappy where it is. Zoo's dont require much flow, however I have had some in low flow, some in high, some in low light, some in high, no matter what they've always been happy!
     
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    Dont know whether the flow has broken it away from the rock or not but I will just superglue it back unless anyone has a better idea
     
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    Strap it to the rock using an elastic band, and after 2 weeks remove the elastic band.It should be attached.
     
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    Thanks for the advice Mekaeel. Will try it out.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol: Something I must try :p
     
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