A R2R Spotlight: Pyro's Envy

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This could possibly be the most confusing Spotlight to date; mainly because of the dynamic variations this paly has in each persons tank. If users have something close to Pyros Envy in their tank it would be great if you could post your tank setup, paly’s tank location, and where you got it from.

Pyro’s Envy



- Pyro’s Envy is a difficult paly to describe because it can vary a lot between tanks. So I will describe the picture on zoaid.com. Randy, (the originator of these palys), will tell you that these guys will show different colors depending on your light setup. Under higher lighting the center becomes more red/orange while the blue is scattered and not uniform. Under lower lighting the center becomes more blue/black while the outer part of the oral disc is more orange/red. The one thing that holds true under any light setup is that the skirt will always take that orange/red color.

Lighting:
- This paly will tolerate a wide range of lighting. Be cautious when keeping them high in the tank under MH/T5 lights as they may not do well high in a tank under high lighting.

Flow:
- These guys will do best in medium/high flow situations with a variable flow being the optimal condition.

Feeding:
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Origins:
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Growth Rate:
- These are medium rate growers that spread better once established.

Rarity:
- Not very easy to find, and may fetch for a decent price.

ID Confusions:
- This may be the longest part of the entire ID of this Paly. Light levels play such a big role that various other paly types are often confused or IDed as Pyros. But the best indicator is lineage.
List of often confused palys:
Lunar Eclipse
Organism Palys
Tiger Hawk Claw

Other info:
- Randy from Maggies Aquarium Supply was the original namer of these zoas and has helped me with the info posted above. :hello2:

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Here are all three morphs. They are all under the same lighting and flow.

Morph #1


Morph #2


Morph #3
 

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Chris That 2nd pic does not look the same as pyros it is closer to Organism Palys IMO.I got a of some that looks like the same thing last week.By all means I hope I don't sound like a know it all.This is just imo.

Here is the colony when I got it a few years ago it was so ugly I put in the back of my tank for some time.


here I moved it under 10k up high, coloring up,same colony


here it is after I changed over to 20k, up high, same colony.It was ate by a worm and I only have around 6-7 polyps left of this colony,but it is coming back slowly.


Here I split the colony and put some under vho in my frag tank before the worm ate them.


and I will add a pic so you can see the start of the morph of the vho colony after they have been under 14k mh for 3 weeks asap.
 

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Randy, could you point out some of the characteristics of a "true" pyro's envy? My LFS got in few colonies last week that looks exactly like the last pic you posted, (with yellow mouth, red skirt) and I'm just wondering if they are the same.
 

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I got mine from Randy around the beginning of the year (I think, may have been earlier).

When first got them:


After a month or so, from the top (center):


After a couple months from the side(14K halide, no actinic):


I must admit, these photos do them no justice! I've found they get quite lightly colored under low K light (10,000K) and glow orange under actinic.

I've not noticed a feeding response, and give medium flow.
 
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Randy, could you point out some of the characteristics of a "true" pyro's envy? My LFS got in few colonies last week that looks exactly like the last pic you posted, (with yellow mouth, red skirt) and I'm just wondering if they are the same.

If you look at the 1st and the 4th picture you see the yellow mouth and orange /red ring by the skirt is a good sign.The yellow mouth is hard to see in the 1st pic but it is there to the eye.
 

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What do those sell for? I think I may have a few of them!
 

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Randy your probably right, but I and finding it hard to tell the difference between the Organisms and the Pyros under 14k (looking at my second pic and jon's last pic).
 

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3 week update under 250 w 14k mh of the same colony that was under vho's.You can see that they are starting to turn all orange/red on the center.My guess in 2-3 more weeks they will be all the way colored.

 

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I know this post is a bit aged, but I just thought I'd add in what I have. I think they may be Pyro's Envys. :)



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