Polyps & Polyps

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by Speedy, Feb 26, 2004.

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  1. Speedy

    Speedy Fire Shrimp

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    Ok I got four Polyp frags from an LFS. They are starting to look nice. I got the green kind and then the white kind.

    I know, lots of current, right? And lots of light. Iodine level must be ideal, I assume it is because both my pep and skunk shrimps molt regularly. Aside from that I supplement Iodine, and I will start to supplement strotium, soon.

    Am I missing anything? Any suggestions please? What have you seen work with these little guys?

    Could there be a problem if two different colored polyps grew together in the same area?
     
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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Current is hard to say.
    Someone running an SPS tank would consiter high current enough to surf on. While a tank of Soft coral would say High current is enough to wave the polyps of a Pomp-pomp coral.
    I would say most Polyps do not like "My" version of high flow. They are a more moderate flow Coral
    Now right after saying that the same could be said for Light. You currently have 28W of 50/50 so I would say the polyp would do ok most places in your tank. You have 2.8 watts per Gallon and the tank is not very tall.
     
  4. Speedy

    Speedy Fire Shrimp

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  5. hottielover14

    hottielover14 Torch Coral

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    I have yellow polyps and green/purple ones and I have 260 watt pc's going. How long should i keep it on for them. Should I feed them brine shrimp every week or so. Have u ever seen a hermit crab eat the polyps. I have 4 red legged ones and I'm wondering.
     
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    hottielover14 Torch Coral

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    how do you propagate yellow polyps.
     
  7. NUGIO

    NUGIO Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    [quote author=hottielover14 link=board=Coral;num=1077830299;start=0#4 date=06/01/04 at 16:32:33]how do you propagate yellow polyps.[/quote]
    anyone ? im also curious to know as i have some but were bulldozed by the urchin
     
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  9. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    Place a pieace of shell, rubble, or rock next to the polyps and they will colonize it in a heart beat.
     
  10. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    Yellow polyps (not a zoanthid BTW) propigate like no ones business. Of all polyps, yellows are considerred by many to be a pest. I had them take over a 10g a few years back. I had to get rid of all the rock sa they coverred every surface. If your not seeing them spreed wuickly, do the method Craig mentioned, it works great.
     
  11. hottielover14

    hottielover14 Torch Coral

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    i bought yellow polyps about couple of months ago and when i bought them they had a lot more polyps on it. But since then they've started disappearing. I have a brittle star and 4 hermit crabs. They have also kind of shrunk. they started out to be long and open but now there small and closed mostly. My light is on as always, my 260 watt PC's.