Urgent Zoa Eating Nudis

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  1. sollie7

    sollie7 Millepora

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    Hey kinda worried just bought a decent sized colony of purple zoas from the lfs all the polyps were open at the store and it looked great but on the way home I saw this like slug looking thing that had spikes all the way across its back. Saw it again a minute ago. looked up zoa eating nudi and they look similar exept the one on my colony is brown. Bag floating in my tank right now. What doesn't make sense though is the zoas looked fine at the store and so did the other zoas in the tank except for a couple colonys that were all closed up. Im thinking about doing a freshwater dip but im not exactly sure how to do that though and would that even kill the nudis? Also about half of the polyps on my other zoa colony are closed up does that mean I already have zoa eating nudis? please help
     
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  3. Dr. Bergeron

    Dr. Bergeron Peppermint Shrimp

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    You'll probably need to iodine or fresh water dip all of your Zoa colonies every 3 or 4 days until you don't see them anymore. FW dips kill the nudis but not their eggs, hence the need to re-dip. An Iodine dip may be more effective at eliminating the eggs and nudis all at once. They move around a lot from what I understand so you may have them on all of your zoa colonies at this point.

    edit: sorry didn't realize it wasn't in your tank yet. FW/iodine dip it and keep it in QT until they're gone.
     
  4. sollie7

    sollie7 Millepora

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    Ive never seen them in my tank though and haven't put this colony in yet.

    How do I do a freshwater dip? Ill order some iodine

    edit: just read your edit, also dont have a quarantine tank.
     
  5. Dr. Bergeron

    Dr. Bergeron Peppermint Shrimp

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    FW dip is pretty much exactly like it sounds. Use RO/DI water the same temp as your tank, and raise the ph with some baking soda up to what you're tank is at for PH. I wouldn't dip longer than 3 minutes. Swish it around a bit. You should see nudis fall off.

    Lugols dip Iodine is supposed to be a good iodine dip from what I understand.
     
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    Dr. Bergeron Peppermint Shrimp

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  7. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    lugols solution does wonders when removing unwanted stuff off your corals. :D
    not sure if it will remove what you have but im sure someone will confirm or tell otherwise soon.
     
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  9. sollie7

    sollie7 Millepora

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    should i just take it back?
     
  10. sollie7

    sollie7 Millepora

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    I just took it back and got my money back Won't be going there again.
     
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    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    I use Coral Rx, it works well and it completely safe! :D
     
  12. colcol79

    colcol79 Feather Duster

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    +1 Lugol's dip should work it got rid of my nudis!! :)

    Good Luck