Does a very small zoa polyp continue to grow in size?

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Hondo, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Hondo

    Hondo Guest

    I was able to acquire a very small rasta zoa single polyp.

    I was wondering if this very small single polyp will continue to grow in size given time? Or will the size of the polyps get progressively larger as more polyps grow out and the colony increases?


  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    It's possible they'll grow bigger, some "zoas" are smaller than other "zoas", in pictures they're always huge as all hell ;), so depends upon what you call "very small"
  3. Marc

    Marc Guest

    Sam, those Rastas stay pretty small. I've got a couple in my my tank.

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  4. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Yeah, rastas tend to have a smaller polyp size than a lot of other zoas.
  5. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    I would say rastas fall into the category of micro zoas along with LA Lakers and Super Saiyans ETC.... I have a colony of around 40 and they cover the same area as 4-5 large polyp zoas.
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  6. svk

    svk Guest

    My Rasta, BEB, hornets have gotten dime sized. They can get bigger .even some of my micro zoanthid s are doing very nicely.
  7. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    My rastas are BIG! Normal sized zoas.

    My Oompa loomps are small but have gotten bigger since i got them. I think they were getting too much light in the prev owners tank.
  8. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    In my experience, if the zoa starts off small, most of the child polyps will also be small. I've seen very different sized zoas of the same kind.
  9. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    I always thought Rastas are small but I saw 3 times bigger heads at Neptune's display tank...
  10. Devon

    Devon Guest

    I have two different kinds of Rastas, one is normal zoa size and the other is a small maybe micro.
  11. Spoon

    Spoon Guest

    I have "normal" sized Rastas, and "micro" sized Tubs Blue.
  12. Merith

    Merith Guest

    I've got some of the Rastas from Wronggenotype and I would say there kinda In between micro and full size. Definitely bigger than the super saiyans I got from him. Light does seen to play a role in their size as well as the fullness of their skirt.

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