Urgent What is this on the zoanthids?

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  1. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    there was literally nothing on them yesterday and they looked fantastic... I can't get a break! I will prepare a dip in a second but I will appreciate if anyone can tell me what this is
     
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  3. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    it looks like a bunch of dust covering them. They are slightly green too
     
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    Possible nudibranchs. Eggs could've hatched as typical dips don't kill them. They can even mimic the coral and color that they are eating. A few dips might be in order.
     
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    I dipped them for about 30 mins yesterday as the dip suggests, though all the sprinkles that were there are still there.
    Half the colony still closed up. Im hoping I didnt kill them with the dip :/
     
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    Give it some time. In my experience zoas and palys can be a difficult coral to keep. We've had all kinds from rastas to hornets grow like crazy then close up for a week with some die off while other colonies are open and happy.
     
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    So im looking at the colony a little bit closer and I could swear they look like Nudibranches. I will post pics in a second. I am also doing a second dip with double dose (directions say its safe to do so).
    How often and how long should I be doing these dips? (after I dont see the nudis ofcourse, but should there still be eggs after?)
     
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    Make sure you have adequate flow while dipping. I make a gallon of coralrx pro at a time with a power head in the bucket. I normally dont go over 10-15 minutes. Most likely there was eggs that hatched with that many nudibranchs. You can also manually remove them in between dips as well.
     
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    Can't see any of the pics due to bandwidth being exceeded.