Zoas not opening yet?

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  1. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I bought some zoas over the weekend. They still haven't opened up yet. I've got alot of zoas in my tank already and have not experienced this type of waiting period. They are usually apt to opening from my experience. Does anyone have any feedback with zoas taking a bit to open in a new home?
     
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  3. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    show us pics...have they opened yet? I think it might take them a while...up to two weeks(I think, from what I remember)
     
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  4. coral reefer

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    Yes, at times they will take some time to open up! Do you have them placed next to another type of coral that may be irritating them, or is their something disturbing them? Otherwise, give them some time.
     
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    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I had them placed high in the tank. So, I moved them lower thinking they may have been too high. They are not close to any corals that would bother them. I hope they open so, I can post some pics. They cost me 100 bucks for 2 seperate pieces with alot of nice colors.
     
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    Wow, what are they? Purple People Eaters, Purple Death's or equivalent?
    Just experiment with them as they are a hardy octocoral.
     
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    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not quite that killer. But, it's 2 seperate large rocks with a lot of polyps. Some bright reds, yellows, and oranges.
     
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    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    and where are the pics? cuttingras and myself are waiting. I want to see what $100.00 of zoas look like.
     
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    They will open. Give them time....
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you examined the zoanthids for nudibranchs and/or zoa pox?