Soft Coral Contest Reverse Hallucinations Polyps

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    Softie entry= Reverse Hallucinations (top center). I believe the frag tile is about an inch and a half.
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    No real update other than they haven't melted ;) Might have popped another baby, and I'm still hoping for better color as they grow.
     
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    I could have picked Frozen apples, speckeled kraks, moneyshots, buttkissers, blue lagoons, bowsers, daisy dukes, or anything else in that pic, but noooo….. I had to pick the reverse hallucinations for this contest lol. Looking like they are slowly disappearing. They started out good and initially doubled in polyps but then this.... I think my urchin may have damaged them but no idea. Such a bummer :(
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    That is unfortunate. :(
     
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    You would think sometimes we would be use to losing fish/coral in our tanks but it's just not easy to see stuff go
    no matter what the case is. But there's something still seen hope for the best (some more):)
     
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    It's especially frustrating when the zoas and palys around it look great minus 1 other frag anyway.
     
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    Camera shy little bugger.
     
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    Bummer, I find zoa perplexing. Hit or miss for me and can't understand why.
     
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    If there is a prize for quickest loser then I'm in the running as the plug is bare. On the plus side it's also algae free so I have that going for me...
     
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    Don't feel too bad, I'm watching most of my sps stn and just waiting for my entry to go
     
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    I had a bout with rtn almost 2 years ago... extremely frustrating/depressing to say the least and have shifted towards more montis and non acro sps(still have maybe 7+ acros). On zoas/palys I am always trying different varieties to see what does well and I would say my success rate is right around 70%. I can't keep pink hippo/chuckies brides at all so done trying them lol. Thankfully some of the most expensive frags I recently acquired(over the last year) are doing well so I have that going for me.
     

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