Zoa dying?

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So my nice Fire and Ice zoa seems to be dead/dying. Slowly the polyps haven't been opening till there was just one left and then it closed up shop. It seems more closed up than usual (can't see anything sticking out)


I know sometimes corals will just kind of sleep for a while, is this the case? Or is it time to pry that frag disc off?

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Hard to tell everything around it looks good but just for background what are your tank parameters. I hate to use the term “dirty” but zoas and other softies tend to like higher levels of nutrients.
 
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From tetra quick strips:

Nitrates: 20
Ammonia: 0
Nitrites: 0
alk: greater than 120 lower than 180
ph: 7.8
 
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So my nice Fire and Ice zoa seems to be dead/dying. Slowly the polyps haven't been opening till there was just one left and then it closed up shop. It seems more closed up than usual (can't see anything sticking out)


I know sometimes corals will just kind of sleep for a while, is this the case? Or is it time to pry that frag disc off?

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It's not coming back unless you do something. As soon as I lost one polyp I would have pulled the plug and dipped in 50/50 mix of 3% peroxide and tank water for a couple min. That usually always works for my zoas. I also move them to lower light after the dip. Not sure of the logic behind that move though :)
 
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