Palythoa and Zoanthid IDs

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Brand new to the forum, as well as still new to the reefing scene (2 years now).

Will be using this thread to post some of the more interesting looking Palys and Zoas I find, which I can't positively ID to anything else I've seen so far.

Here's a few to start it off. Picked up these up from an assorted frag system for $10 (CAD) a frag, but can't seem to put a positive name to any of the them.

I think the first one is some sort of Hawaiian PE (possibly a very speckled variant of Hawaiian Galaxy).

Could the second one be Epileptic Palythoas? (only thing I could find online that looks close enough).

As for the third one, I'm at a complete loss.

Let me know what you guys and gals think!

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THIS FRAG IS STRAIGHT FIRE!!!

Will have to put some work into this frag, so it can open all the way up. There's a major aiptasia infestation growing throughout the colony, but nothing a bit of lemon juice injections, and my cleaner shrimp can't take care of!
No idea what type of Palythoas/Zoanthids these are, but definitely glad I decided to grab them!

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Brand new to the forum, as well as still new to the reefing scene (2 years now).

Will be using this thread to post some of the more interesting looking Palys and Zoas I find, which I can't positively ID to anything else I've seen so far.

Here's a few to start it off. Picked up these up from an assorted frag system for $10 (CAD) a frag, but can't seem to put a positive name to any of the them.

I think the first one is some sort of Hawaiian PE (possibly a very speckled variant of Hawaiian Galaxy).

Could the second one be Epileptic Palythoas? (only thing I could find online that looks close enough).

As for the third one, I'm at a complete loss.

Let me know what you guys and gals think!

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top one looks like a Hawaiian variety a buddy of mine grows that he got in 2011, the one after that looks like a white zombie maybe not sure though.
 

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Second one looks like a Scarface with green in it, third one looks close to a GB fantasy. You have some real beautiful pieces here!
 
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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 happen with Alk swings, which I will be testing for.

What do you guys think?

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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 happen with Alk swings, which I will be testing for.

What do you guys think?

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It could take a while to return to normal i had mine do this and it took about a month or so to return to normal.
 
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Not an ID, but thought this looked neat!

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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Nice looking corals I love the zoas and paly's myself. You can get a variety of colors without paying crazy prices that people ask for
 
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Not entirely sure what type of Zoas these are, but nice to see them finally starting to open back up!

Initially got this frag on Dec.9th, but it wasn't doing too well for me after introducing it to my system.
Been keeping it in a shaded corner of my tank, while giving it dips in Lugol's every couple of days.

Definitely an interesting looking colony growing here, can't wait until they full open, so can I get better look at their cool tie dye pattern!

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