Shipped zoas

SmoothSmoke

New member
How long does it take for shipped zoas to start opening up? Received a pack yesterday that were overnighted to me but a few are being stubborn. Hoping they didnt bite the dust.
 

madadi

ReefOG
it can take up to a few days to a week. post a pic. was the water smelling bad or cloudy in bag?
 

SmoothSmoke

New member
it can take up to a few days to a week. post a pic. was the water smelling bad or cloudy in bag?

No didn't notice any off smell or cloudy water, but the zoas were off the frag completely.

Here they are attached to a rock now.

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madadi

ReefOG
looks like they want to open, give it some time. i'm sure having to be glued again wasn't easy for the frag. is that on some new live rock? or just dry rock rubble
 

SmoothSmoke

New member
looks like they want to open, give it some time. i'm sure having to be glued again wasn't easy for the frag. is that on some new live rock? or just dry rock rubble

It's new live rock rubble that's been in the sump for about 6 weeks. I'll give it some time. Just worried as this is my first experience with having frags shipped to me. Thanks!
 

phillrodrigo

New member
All corals open right away for me except ones that were shipped. I got a free zoa from blue zoo and I think it took a day or 2 to open. I had a guy trade me some zoas and they were open before he left.
 

SmoothSmoke

New member
It's been over 30 hours since I received them. They're still like the photo above.

How does one tell if they're flat out dead? I've seen melted zoa pics. Same?
 

anbosu

New member
My 90 reef tank crashed last fall and some of the zoas stayed closed for weeks. They all ended up surviving so be patient and keep the faith zoas are hard to kill.
 

SmoothSmoke

New member
Here they are 72 hours in. Unfortunately nothing has changed.
 

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