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Pollops won't open??

Postby Markgreene on 03 Mar 2011 12:29

Need help for some reason my pollops have stopped opening there gettin good light water params were checked and are ok any ideas
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Re: Pollops won't open??

Postby gerr on 03 Mar 2011 12:52

What type of polyps are they button/ green star etc.
How long since they last opened?
Have you any critters in the tank that could be annoying the polyps by constantly climbing on them ?
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Re: Pollops won't open??

Postby Markgreene on 03 Mar 2011 13:24

Sorry ger green star,about 2days no iv nothing in it that bothers them there in good flow too
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Re: Pollops won't open??

Postby gerr on 03 Mar 2011 16:48

Markgreene wrote:Sorry ger green star,about 2days no iv nothing in it that bothers them there in good flow too

Mark i have a few of these myself and find from time to time they just close up for no apparent reason sometimes for a week or more. But when they do reopen they seem to come back bigger and better. maybe its a cycle they go through?
Once they aint withering away i wouldnt be too concerned.
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Re: Pollops won't open??

Postby Markgreene on 03 Mar 2011 18:00

Thanks ger so will I give them a few days before I start tryin to get Someone to adopt them while I find the problem:)
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Re: Pollops won't open??

Postby gerr on 03 Mar 2011 18:04

Markgreene wrote:Thanks ger so will I give them a few days before I start tryin to get Someone to adopt them while I find the problem:)

Yeh give them a week and keep us posted. There may not be a problem to find as i said could be just the coral sulking or regenerating?

All your parameters are fine or have you just checked the basics?
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Re: Pollops won't open??

Postby Markgreene on 03 Mar 2011 19:36

Pretty much just the basics ger any ideas wat else I should check to look for,it's a nice piece hope it's only sulkin ha ha
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Re: Pollops won't open??

Postby Anthony on 03 Mar 2011 19:53

Star Polyps are prone to getting blocked by detritus.
Waft them with your hand and give them a blast with a power head and they will be fine.

Last thing.. Are then near any stinging Corals..
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Re: Pollops won't open??

Postby Markgreene on 03 Mar 2011 20:08

No mate no stinging corals,would they all get blocked though??
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Re: Pollops won't open??

Postby Anthony on 03 Mar 2011 20:19

Unlikely but still possible..Give it a try and see what happens.
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Re: Pollops won't open??

Postby Markgreene on 03 Mar 2011 21:47

Gave them a good blast there a lot of shit came off them but it's a waitin game now
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Re: Pollops won't open??

Postby Anthony on 04 Mar 2011 00:14

Hopefully they did not die.
Fingers crossed they open up.I always waffed my Star polyps every week or two.
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Re: Pollops won't open??

Postby Markgreene on 04 Mar 2011 17:30

Still not open but there still there not wasting away...yet
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Re: Pollops won't open??

Postby Anthony on 05 Mar 2011 00:55

They won`t waste away either.
I have a dead one on a rock in a bucket of water out the back and it is still there one year on.
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Re: Pollops won't open??

Postby Markgreene on 07 Mar 2011 14:26

U were right anto theyv opened up bigger :)
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