Zoa ***?

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  1. CBSurfrider

    CBSurfrider Millepora

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    My Zoas on this rock look like they are all dying. I'll post a before and after pic. I noticed a white mold looking stuff in and around a couple heads, also one of my hermits is all of a sudden in there picking around. Only thing that has changed is my lighting. I made a big jump from T5 two bulb to a T5 eight bulb HO. The eight bulb has older lights, but I did not acclimate by cutting the light time down. I didn't even think of it til 2in10 mentioned it in a different post. Thoughts please.. FYI all my other corals look fine if not doing better or is it a matter of time before they start going downhill?
     

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  3. Rawdogz

    Rawdogz Torch Coral

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    can you elaborate a like more on the white mold looking stuff?
    dose it look like it could move?
    does it have a design to it? Circular?
    is it on all the zoa or just a few or just one?
    in the area of the white mold how many of the heads are closed?
     
  4. CBSurfrider

    CBSurfrider Millepora

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    Well now that I go to try n get a better pic the "mold", it looks to be going away. Here is the best pic I can get. Its under the heads of the ones at the tip of the rock on the left. "Mold" doesn't seem to be alive, like a worm or anything, more of a white film inder the heads of a few of the Zoas. But look at the pic in general.. The firs pic Zoas are full and second pic is like they are all shriveling up?
     

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  5. SaltyClown

    SaltyClown Sea Dragon

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    Does the "mold" look to be in the shape of a tunnel? Like it's a wax tunnel.
     
  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like sponge and I see sponge in the image. Fungus/mold is not common in SW tanks. Encrusting sponges can kill or inhibit zoanthid growth. A soft tooth brush is usually all that is needed, you may have to repeat the process though.
     
  7. YayFishies!!!

    YayFishies!!! Plankton

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    Sometimes if a soft coral gets stung or upset they will put out a mucus layer and look really sad for a few days then shed the layer and be just fine. I would just observe them for a few days and see what happens.
     
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  9. DSC reef

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    Id dip them asap chris.
     
  10. CBSurfrider

    CBSurfrider Millepora

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    I dipped them in Coral Rx. Silver lining is I got two frags off the main rock when I took it out to dip it. Some heads are already coming back out. I looked closely at what ever it was, mucus I think, when I pulled the rock out. Def not tunnel like or encrusting.
     
  11. CBSurfrider

    CBSurfrider Millepora

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    The dip did not work. The main rock is still going downhill. The two little frags that fell off are doing good though.. ***
     
  12. _alex_

    _alex_ Feather Duster

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    It sounds to me like Zoa pox. Is it white patches on the polps and stems of them? Zoa pox will slowly decimate a Zoa colony.


    Furan 2 should I be used. Mix with tank water till pea green. Dip all zoas showing symptoms for 30min to an hour. I have done dip for an hour and had no issues. Then rinse well in tank water.

    I used a 1 gal zip lock for my frags on plugs, filled with pea green water mix, and then floated in the tank to keep temp stable. Repeat the dip for 4 days straight, leave alone for 3 days. Then repeat 4 days dip, and rest 3 days. Needs to be done for 3-4 weeks for best results. Pox can clear up after one dip and you think you got it beat and then will come back twice as bad.