DBTC: Rainbow Rhino Zoa

Discussion in 'DBTC - Zoas' started by Enderturtle, Aug 8, 2015.

statistics
Rainbow Rhino
Chain Started on:
08/08/2015
Latest Updated on:
01/07/2016
Chain Length:
152 days
Most Generous Donors:
Enderturtle
Most Single Donations:
3
Number of Transactions:
4
Currently Growing:
4
Currently Available:
0
Currently Failures:
0
Currently Unknown:
0
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  • Enderturtle
    Enderturtle
    08/08/2015
    • 650-IS350
      650-IS350
      10/03/2015
    • Vhuang168
      Vhuang168
      01/07/2016
  1. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Won't be able to make it this week. I'll txt you next week.


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  2. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    Update: 4-5 polyps right now. Its been slow and steady with these polyps. My melaranus has been knocking frags around the sand bed when he sleeps so need to start moving them around in the tank
     
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  3. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Thanks for the update. My frag in my display has about 6 polyps but recently shrunk due to my alkalinity dropping.

    Frag in my frag tank going to vincent is doing good.

    Got 1 more baby polyp growing out will be available in a few weeks.
     
  4. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    Surprisingly, "KNOCK ON WOOD", all my previous Rhino's (even the ones I got from the originator) were sensitive and usually melted from alk dips/spikes. These have been pretty resilient.
     
  5. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Very glad I put this in DBTC.

    My colony died and the one polyp frag I have is shrinking more every day.

    When you guys think you might have a frag ready to safely cut, let me know. :)

    Just wondering, either @Vhuang168 or @650-IS350 did the polyps I give you stay big? The original polyp was almost the size of a nickel.
     
  6. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I might be able to cut a frag. Just need to figure out which one is the Rainbow and which is the other Rhino I got from the prize pack. Mine gets big but not nickel size. Maybe bigger than dime size.


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  7. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    Its been variable... days its big, sometimes shrinks a little. I haven't checked him in a bit to see if any new buds under the parent polyps. Don't want to bother them.
     
  8. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

  9. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Or me?
     
  10. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I should be able to cut a frag. Let me take some pictures and you can tell me which rhino is it.


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  11. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Sup with these zoas? Are they slow growing or something or did something just fall off the map?

    I see that the original frags were distributed back in October 2015 and around Januarish 2016. Over six months in between and no frags have been distributed since.

    Gives me a moment of pause and reconsideration of the DBTC program.
     
  12. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    They are slow growing and can be fragile. I have 4-5 polyps only and maybe I can frag 1 polyp that is a little further than the rest.

    I am entrusted with the growth of this coral and I'm not about to frag it willy nilly just to get frags out. I was going to wait till I had a fuller colony but since @Enderturtle needs a frag I'm going to risk it.

    DBTC program is NOT a way for me to get free coral. I don't see it as a way to distribute coral. It is a way to have backups in case the originator looses his/her colony.

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    Last edited: Jul 6, 2016
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  13. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Must just be me, since I frag corals a polyp at a time if needed (zoas and palys are extremely easy to frag with scalpels), especially if an originator of the coral is looking for a frag.

    Having a backup is great, but so is distributing the frags down the line (beyond the originator). So many broken chains in DBTC and lack of activity in the subforums.
     
  14. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I've got a few items that I'm growing for others in the dbtc. I just passed on an RBTA to another member. I've never started my own chain because I don't feel I have anything of real value.
     
  15. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    @Enderturtle I just fragged mine. 1 adult polyp and 1 baby.

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    I have not put it on a frag plug cuz I know you don't like plugs from other tanks. But if you want me to, I can.

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  16. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Awesome thanks guys!

    Yeah they are slow growers and known melters.

    I appreciate you guys waiting to frag me one that will live :)
     
  17. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    Hi Michael,

    The Frag that you have given me, still the same. No growth though. It has shrunk and got big over time and back.
     
  18. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Wow, what a finicky coral.
     
  19. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    I can give you the whole frag back if needed. Lmk
     
  20. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Vincent has one for me.

    You should keep it and pass on a frag to someone else when youre ready :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2016

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