Utter Chaos Size

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  1. greenhorn reefer

    greenhorn reefer Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Has anyone seen utter chaos zoas that have polyps almost the size of a quarter? I have normal sized chaos zoas from the same colony but the original colony is now full of giant polyps. What's up?
     
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  2. FLAdaboy

    FLAdaboy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember

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    Mine are pretty big. Not the size a a quarter but maybe a penny or nickel. Try aminos.
     
  3. Travis Stewart

    Travis Stewart Well-Known Member

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    Mine are the size of a quarter..it has s lot to do with the strain you get
     
  4. greenhorn reefer

    greenhorn reefer Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    I do use aminos but what is really funny is the one I fragged stayed small as growing more polyps that are equally as small.
     
  5. ReefWeeds

    ReefWeeds Zoa painter and coral hoarder R2R Supporter CTARS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    if either of you want to sell a frag of your giant Chaos, I would love to buy one.
     
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    ChiCity Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Zoas can act funny once fragged, not saying you've been cutting your colony frequently but hackshops that are one polyp kings will generally have smaller colonies with smaller polyps that are more susceptible to disease.. imo
    But give it time, I think you have a similar strain of utters to mine based on your description.
    The polyp you cut will first form a bunch of sprouts right around her stalk, then the momma gets big and the little sprouts push out from the stalk and begin to grow...
    It's a process
     
  7. greenhorn reefer

    greenhorn reefer Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    The fragged polyp was an overgrowth of the plug. It attached to a rock and I cut it off to remove the plug. I'm not worried but curious to why they do that.
     
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    gar732 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    I think it has to do with flow or light or both. I just picked up some utter chaos zoas today from another reefer and he had them in two different locations in his tank, one colony had huge polyps and the other was what would be thought of as normal. Both were large colonies. The only difference was location, both colonies originated from the same colony.
     
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    Vaiodude Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    Mine are not quarter size but some around dime sized
     
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  10. Travis Stewart

    Travis Stewart Well-Known Member

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    I've also noticed the deep water colonies having larger heads
     
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    pboutin Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    The ones I got from you Jason barely open up and the ones that are open are the size of... well much smaller than when I got them.

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    Vaiodude Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    Zoas are weird that way. Looks like it has grown polyps though....
     
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