My zoa's are exploding....

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  1. jonathan9573

    jonathan9573 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Bottom right polyp is the one that burst. Its just an empty bubble with a big split in it.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Ok last questions

    It only happens to these zoanthids?
    Just curious do you have a magnesium level?
    How long is your lighting period and what type of light?

    Ok I think that is it.

    Nope, no obvious spots like pox? no lesions?
     
  4. N00ZE

    N00ZE Eyelash Blennie

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    Move your mushroom or whatever is easiest away from each other.
     
  5. jonathan9573

    jonathan9573 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    It only happens to these specific ones.
    haven't tested recently but it has never dropped below 1350 since i have been testing Mag.
    Lighting is two 96 watt actinic from 430 to 1 am and two 150 watt Mh from 530 to 12. Actinic's are a little old but the Mh are Phoenix 14k and they are about 5 months old.

    There are no signs of lesion or pox's.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Well since I have no clue I would move them as Nooze suggest or chuck them if they are not expensive. I am sure curious though.
    The only thing that came close was a recurring condition that come and went, no one presented images though.
     
  7. jonathan9573

    jonathan9573 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Well thank for the help. I will try and relocate them and see if they stop exploding. Lol
     
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  9. nanoreefwannabe

    nanoreefwannabe Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    i would give them a freshwater dip see if there isnt someting at the base of them, a pest or bacteria of some sort making them sick...
     
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    rc_mcwaters3 Clown Trigger

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    just a thought but it sounds like they arnt expelling there waste properly, constipated if you will.

    I would do a FW dip and try to relocate them if at all possible
     
  11. jonathan9573

    jonathan9573 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Well here is an update and better pick if my zoa's. This is about 3 weeks after I moved them away from mushrooms and a frogspawn.[​IMG]
     
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    N00ZE Eyelash Blennie

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