Are pods eating my zoas?

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  1. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    8 years of hobby and 2 years of gap, started a new reef tank and faced velvet for the first time and now this.. pods are multiplying like crazy and i guess they are pest pods.. here is a short video of them.. not that clear though... but please help..

     
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  3. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I'm not sure what I am looking at or for? I highly doubt pods are eating your zoa's.
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Well all i see are yellowing brown pods on the zoa that got destroyed.. all are growing fine.. i feel they jump from 1 colony to another...
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    pods dont eat healthy zoas, what i saw was an isopod and a copepod scurry across the glass...couldnt make out anything on the rock.....why do you fear predation? are your zoa colonies often closed? if so I would look for zoa eating nubis once lights have gone out ( and i mean completely out, no blue lights)

    this is what youre looking for....
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/qlBnpEMzNX0/maxresdefault.jpg

    nubis often look alot like the item they prey on...pretty cool actually but a PITA for zoa collectors....I have a nice garden coming along and when I add a new frag Im always on the edge for fear ill introduce a predator that will wipe my garden out...
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Nope, not nudies... do u mean tbat pod eat unhealthy zoas?
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Maybe a type of amphipod but not a copapod. Normally amphipods eat decaying tissue. I can't Imagine pods irritating your zoas.
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    I dont have a good camera, but all were growing fantastic untill these yellowish pods appeared.. what i see is every polyp that doesnt open properly, has a pod on it. Ater reading online, some had taken care of this ussue adding a mandarin...
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Your pods are eating dead decay not your zoa's. My guess is that your water parameters are quite right, causing your zoa's to essentially die off hence the pods appear to eat the zoa's.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Please don't do this.