any info on this zoa

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  1. Nickz

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    So I picked up this single polyp almost a year ago, it has stayed alive but not grown or multiplied. Any info on this or what it may need to thrive? it was under t5's for a long time but it currently living in my frag tank (so it didn't get overtaken by others) under approx 175par of led.

    sorry all I have for a camera is cell and there are no blue lights on in the pic...



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    is it a Blue Eyed Girl?
     
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    sorry I have no clue on the name
     
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    Maybe a planet zoa or eye of sauron
     
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    Have you tried a h2o2 dip in case there is any small bugs that are irritating it? Otherwise the only other thing I can think of would be to scrape the plug in case something on it is preventing it from spreading? I would say give it time but it seems like you have already tried that advice lol
     
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    Thats pretty high LED par for a zoa. You could try finding a lower area
     
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    Agree. When I see them invert like that, I assume (potentially incorrectly) that they are getting too much light.
     
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    It wasn't floppy like that until I started moving it around for a pic. That being said I did get another's advise that said same thing, move it to a lower light area and see what it does. In the main tank it was the same place as all my other zoas that are growing like mad at around 125 par(t5 and on bottom of tank) so I tried slightly higher to see how that would work, obviously nothing better with higher light. Thanks for the input will hope it does well, I like the colors of this one but obviously a single polyp sucks.
     
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    I have a biocube full of zoas, and I have my par around 200+ with everything thriving. I found a big help to get my zoas to multiply is dosing iodine daily. I also do a 20% WC once a month.
     
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    That's a pretty impressive par reading for a biocube, obviously not the stock pc bulbs
     
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    Yeah its just a cheap Chinese black box.
     
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    But since its doesnt need to penetrate far I run it 50-60% with good par readings.
     

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