green star polyps?

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    tankedchemist

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    I've had a frag of GSP in my tank for about 2-3 weeks, and it's already spreading the purple mat to a nearby rock... but ever since last night, it's been closed up tight-- no polyps in sight. Water parameters are 0 ammonia, 5ppm nitrates (been that way for a while-- chaeto is just starting to grow so should go down any day), pH 8.3, salinity 32ppm, Ca2+ 340ppm before dosing... seems all ok to me. So my question is, is it common for GSP to go dormant for a few days? Or is something wrong with it?
     
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    joeman MorphingSquid

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    Mine does occasionally - for a day, maybe two, then comes right back. I think it is when something has crawled across it or maybe even attacked it - even if only in one small area, the whole thing will go into hiding. I have sometimes seen an Asterina star leaving the mat as it all closes up - difficult to say what it was doing but that is how I drew my conclusion...

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    Mine closes up sometimes for a week or so then comes out again. Haven't figured that one out yet. Sometimes I notice it after a heavy feeding. I wonder if it gets all the food it needs and then closes up for a while and then opens up when it wants to feed again? Yours will probably open up again soon. No worries!
     
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    grows like a weed always closes up for a day here and then , then comes back
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Its fairly common for GSP to do that.
    They just get lazy sometimes and decide to stay closed for a day or 2.
     
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    hahaha... ok, good to know. thanks guys :)
     
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    BigH55 I'm that guy

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    They will grow, i think you could throw then in puddle outiside and they would spread.
     
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    You might as well fertilize your lawn in dandelions. Same thing as putting GSP in your reef.

    I used to think yellow polyps were neat. Nice bright yellow colors and all the frilly tentacles. ooooohhhhh aaaahhhhhhhh :mrgreen:

    .......... 4 months later.........

    "ANYBODY WANT SOME FREE YELLOW POLYPS?!?!?!?!? ANYBODY!?!?!?! PLEASE............." :frustrat:

    GSP, yellow polyps, kenya trees........... all WEEDS as far as I'm concerned. You'll be over run with them in 6 months and wishing you never had them.
     
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    That's okay... in 6 months I'm upgrading to a new tank anyhow, so I'll get rid of the weed then. :) but good to know, thanks
     
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    thats what you think, but thats not what will happen
     
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    LOL :rofl:
     
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