Freshwater dip / Did I kill my palythoa ?


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I gave it a freshwater dip for 5 minutes, but I forgot to adjust the pH first. All of the palythoa are closed up tightly.

How will I know if it is dead, or just in shock?

Thanks, Eric


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Hard to tell. I dip all my zoas/palys in RO water. I also forgot to buffer the pH last week on a frag i traded for. Looks ok for 3 or 4 days, then melted away this week. Never did open up. Give it some time.

Good luck.

dustin Combs

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pH is important but not as important as temp of the water when dipping.
Your palythoa's are probably still in shock. It may take up to a week or so for them to open.