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New Eagle Eyes frag closed up during a water change last night, and now opened up looking like this!

Hopefully it's ok, and nothing serious happened.

Maybe it closed too tight, and the pigment from it's skirt smeared against it's oral disk?

Was brought to my attention that colour shifts could also happen with Alk swings, which I will be testing for.

What do you guys think?

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Christopher Marks

Whoa, just overnight? This is really interesting, following along to see if any zoanthid geeks know more about this change.

 

How long have they been in your tank in that location @Rifts2Reefs?

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Rifts2Reefs
1 hour ago, Christopher Marks said:

Whoa, just overnight? This is really interesting, following along to see if any zoanthid geeks know more about this change.

 

How long have they been in your tank in that location @Rifts2Reefs?

3 days as of today

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Reefkid88

I have had eagle eyes do that,I want to say its lighting and params that can change the colors like that. I actually liked the colors like that over the original color morph. 

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That dank Reefer

Those look way cooler. Wish mine would close and open up nicer lol

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sadie

wow, it looks like tie dye, maybe it smoked some funny stuff.  😆  It is cool looking though.

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Tired

It's not pigment smearing. The color is inside the coral, not painted on the surface. It sure does look like it smeared, though. Maybe these just... do that sometimes.

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mcarroll
On 9/23/2019 at 3:21 AM, Rifts2Reefs said:

New Eagle Eyes frag closed up during a water change last night, and now opened up looking like this!

Hopefully it's ok, and nothing serious happened.

Maybe it closed too tight, and the pigment from it's skirt smeared against it's oral disk?

Was brought to my attention that colour shifts could also happen with Alk swings, which I will be testing for.

What do you guys think?

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May be bleaching pigments due to too low of nutrients?

 

If that were the case your water change would've sent nutrients down even further, forcing them to close up for photoprotection and you may be looking at the damage that resulted from phosphate deprivation.

 

I don't have any numbers, it's just a theory!

 

Please post recent test results and a little bit of history about your tank if you don't mind. 😁

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sadie

How do they look now, have they turned back to the original color? Or still smeared?

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