Urgent help needed Yellow polyps

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  1. Goldenoldie

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    Hi guys, what's the best position to put yellow polyps. Mine are slowly disappearning, have moved the rock from top to almost the bottom of the tank, but still no improvement. Any suggestions?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    med light, med flow... they sound to be starving, are you feeding them? they do like some nitrate in the water
     
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    Give the entire polyp rock a good dip with a good quality coral dip. Most likely, you will have some sort of pest eating them... I also had the problem last year with some of my zoas & after i dipped them with coral rx, the zoas started blooming!

    Other than that, you can try placing them in a shaded area as they dont like lots of light either.

    What lighting are you using & what is your tank size?
     
  5. JamesHunter

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    Pics also will help to see how they are disapearing , might have a crab munching them
     
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    Goldenoldie Thread Starter

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    I feed Cyclop-eez twice a week, frozen brine shrimp every second day, Aquamedic Plancto once a week.
    Suspect the culprit may be a hermit crab scavenging around. Will remove him immediately.
    Tank size 1200 x 60 x 60 with external sump.
    Lighting: 4 x Red Sea bluewhite T5s (15000K); 2 x Giesemann actinic blue T5s (22000K)
    Pic herewith (I have now moved the rock into the shade).

    polyps2.jpg
     
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    i doubt it is a hermit that's doing this. could be a snail
     
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    The polyps that are there are looking fine not small at all .
    Hermit not so sure i have the same polyps and 10 hermits (if they are still all alive lol) and they dont touch them. Have them in high/low low light and dark spots all are fine, i think its somthing else eating them...
     
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    sometimes they do just wither, mostly cause is starvation, target feed them once a week
    place an inverted 2L coke bottle on top so that they can get food
     
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    make sure you do not have a small sundial snail coming out at night munching away.
     
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    Dip them in coral dip to kill all pest and irritations and place it back
     
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