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AkoAung
02/16/2015, 07:10 AM
I found this group of microzoas on an old frag stump in an old neglected grow nano for mangroves. I don't recall purchasing anything this small. it is about 3mm across or 1/10th of an inch.

http://i.imgur.com/o7yCUka.jpg

Fish Ed
02/16/2015, 09:01 AM
I'm gonna give a wild guess, Eagle eye zoa.

AkoAung
02/16/2015, 09:17 AM
definitely not eagle eyes.

This is eagle eye:

http://www.aquariumcreationsonline.net/images/ZoasEagleEye.jpg

these are 1/10th the size. skirt - these are tight short skirts, not frilly. color of skirt - eagles have bright green. these don't. color of the skirts and the inner ring don't match either.

AkoAung
02/16/2015, 09:36 AM
I counted 24 tentacles in the clearest one. In the clearest macro I can find of an eagle eye, I counted 46+- tentacles:

http://www.incredibleaquarium.com/images/IMG_7687.JPG

650-IS350
02/16/2015, 10:57 AM
Was the fuge lit good or was these polyps shaded a bunch which accounts for their small size.

AkoAung
02/16/2015, 03:00 PM
Was the fuge lit good or was these polyps shaded a bunch which accounts for their small size.

It was in a nano with a pair of clowns and other palys and zoas mostly nuclear greens and captain americas. It had decent light from the window and 2 par 38s. I usually toss in or leave frag plugs in there to allow polyps to grow. the nuclear greens and captain americas were growing at their regular size in there.

The small ones which I assume are new growth are about half the size of the large ones we see here.

650-IS350
02/16/2015, 03:14 PM
try moving them up to higher slight gradually see if they increase in size.