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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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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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Rifts2Reefs
On 10/12/2019 at 10:30 AM, sadie said:

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

Still the same, but the bleed out is less smeared. Cleaner and sharper lines now.

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Tamberav

Charge 500pp for your Radioactive Splatter Zoas

 

They look great!

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Tired

In all seriousness, if they stay like that, and the polyps they produce are like that, you could probably sell 'em for a decent price. They do look very cool.

 

Any updated photos? 

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Reefkid88

I mean,its not THAT uncommon for it to happen. I definitely wouldn't say its worth more than $10-$12 a polyp at most but that is just me. 

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MrObscura

Zoas morph sometimes.  Overnight is pretty crazy but...

 

As long as they seem healthy I'd say it's a nice bonus. They look better now.

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Tamberav

What really matters... As far as value is if the babies come out with the same morph. The new heads may not have the splatter.

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Dirté Sanchez
On 9/23/2019 at 2:21 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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But that’s so much prettier!! I don’t know what happened but I’d say it was a good thing!

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EthanPhillyCheesesteak

Are they still looking the same? Could you post a picture of what they look like now?

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Rifts2Reefs

Sorry for the late reply guys, been pretty busy recently, but here's a updated shot.

 

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Aqua Splendor

That is interesting, I've had zoa changing color, often fade out after something bad happen or change of parameter in water.

But this is not the same as fading out... It look cool, wish we could know what is happening.

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Rifts2Reefs

Here's another shot from my Rainbow Incinerator frag. The Zoas didn't change colours, but a couple of new polyps looks pretty interesting!

 

First shot is what my Rainbow Incinerators usually look like, and the second shot shows the 2 funky looking polyps that grew out.

 

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17 minutes ago, Rifts2Reefs said:

Here's another shot from my Rainbow Incinerator frag. The Zoas didn't change colours, but a couple of new polyps looks pretty interesting!

 

First shot is what my Rainbow Incinerators usually look like, and the second shot shows the 2 funky looking polyps that grew out.

 

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Your tank might be haunted by Jackson pollock 

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Ratvan

I prefer the @Rifts2Reefsmorphs in all honesty

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