Got some Morning Glory Zoanthids from aquarium depot, but what are these?

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  1. Mercedes Cromwell

    Mercedes Cromwell Member

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    I ordered some Morning Glory Zoanthids from aquarium depot, I'm new to coral and I was super excited to get these, but upon inspection I noticed really big brown (polyanthids?) polyps mixed in with them. Is there a way I can possibly get them off my frag so my little zoas can I guess do better than what they are? [​IMG]
     

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    Protopalythoa, or just Palythoa. You could possibly get them off, maybe break that plug in the right places.
     
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    That's what I thought, my poor little zoas look like they are getting over powered by the dang things.
     
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    Zoas and palys are usually fine growing together, but larger polyps can out compete smaller or shorter types.
     
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    Most of the zoas on the frag are way smaller than the palys.
     
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    You can just frag them off.
     
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    Get rid of them, they grow like weeds!
     
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    They can, but just isolate them on their own rock away from others and they'll be fine.
     
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