JBJ Cubey 3 gallon pico project.(new zoas! IDs?)

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The yellow squat lobster was acting a bit odd this morning it's not moving a whole lot and I iddnt see it eat last night. I wonder if it's got to do with that isopod weakening it after the shipping and all. The other ones still not bothering it and looks fine.
 

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So the yellow one is dead this morning. No visable injuries. It must be freshly dead only one snail was on it. Not too sure what happened. The isopod was still in it. Inside a black sack looking thing I guess the crabs body made like a cyst around it. Gross.

The other squat lobster is hiding in a crevice this morning but looks fine. It ate some food last night but I ordered some smaller hikari crab/shrimp food sticks for it. The anemone shrimp and the porcelain crab is my other tanks will probly like it too.
 

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The yellow squat lobster was acting a bit odd this morning it's not moving a whole lot and I iddnt see it eat last night. I wonder if it's got to do with that isopod weakening it after the shipping and all. The other ones still not bothering it and looks fine.

You probably should have removed the isopod


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That was my first thought when I saw the lump to see if removal was feasible or not. The isopod was inside the shell imbeded inside the squat lobster. Iegs and all the lobster is probly the size of a penny. My hands never have been the steadiest around so its not really something large enough I could hold it down while it thrashed and surgically remove the isopod without stabbing/crushing/killing the lobster outright. It was just too small.
 
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Finaly got around to putting the timer on the light. Water change tomorrow. I also have the last of the zoas for this tank comming soon. I ended up getting a few that I had not originaly intended during the sale I caught. No room for anything else except some grow out once these are in.

The remaining squat lobster is still doing well. It looks like a sunflower seed...
The elusive Mr Marco polo fish is starting to come out a bit more but usualy at lights out. The lobster ignores him and he ignores it.
 

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New zoas are in but....theres too many...I got extras and also a freebie lps. Not sure what it is yet perhaps favites or leptastrea polyps are very small. Anyone wana guess? I'll see what it looks like when it fluffs up. This shipped out just infront the storm in florida. Glad there was no issues.
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May need some ids on some of the zoas after they open. I do know I have kalidascopes, candy apple (reds), radioactive dragon eye, and some very spotty magicians in this bunch.
 

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Two of the new ones that I wasnt sure of the name for. I've noticed alot of zoas realy take a few weeks to fully color up after I first get them. I think the first one will look great it's super bright in person.
I can now conferm that the lps is a leptastrea now.
I'll post more as they open. If you know what these are please let me know.
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I'm thinking the first one is a flaming fireball too now. Thanks! I cant keep up with all the morphs. I'm not sure about the second zoa in my previous post still. I looked at them and Devils erand has smaller spots. I do have one lone polyp on another frag looks more like devils erand. You can see it here.
I'm not sure what the ones above it are either look a bit like ponderosa peach.
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I identified zoas on another frag as omega flames and possibly daisy smurfette zoas but the color is prety washed out. Theres another one that I cant find it's a bit like a desert star but the splash is neon green instead of yellow.
Check these guys out to they were plain brown when I got tnem. Not sure what they will turn into. The pink and white one is starting to look decent too.
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Very nice. I do like a soft polyp tank, although I have never done one myself.
 
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