Zoanthid Trouble?

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  1. crustytheclown

    crustytheclown Eyelash Blennie

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    I have been losing a lot of zoa polyps lately and i cant for the life of me figure out why? Frustrating...... Anyway i have some pics and was wondering if anyone can help?
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    Cyno? Fungus?
    Parameters are normal.
    Been fighting some algae issues lately?
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  3. Magnus

    Magnus Sharknado

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    Dude, what are your water parameters? ph, alkalinity, calcium, magnesium, amonia, nitrate and salinity?

    I've noticed you have several threads going with different problems. The algae issue could be excessive nutrients which after a while can cause a real problem with amonia and nitrates.

    Give us the specs and the parameters of your water, they we can all look at it and start the elimination process to see what is and what isn't.
     
  4. crustytheclown

    crustytheclown Eyelash Blennie

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    just tested and my parameters are as follows
    amm 0
    nitrite 0
    nitrate 10-20
    phos 0
    ph 8.1
    Alk 8dkh
    Mag 1375
    Calcium 440
     
  5. oceanparadise1

    oceanparadise1 Fire Squid

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    Check for zoa eating nudis....small but danagerous
     
  6. crustytheclown

    crustytheclown Eyelash Blennie

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    def will. haven't noticed any in the past. I will check after lights out tonight to see if i spot any. I dont think its that. I am trying to narrow it down? Got snails, hermits, cleaner shrimp, emerald crab, royal gramma, yellow coris wrasse. Ive heard emerald crabs can munch but i haven/t caught him
     
  7. crazy reef love

    crazy reef love Skunk Shrimp

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    you never know with those emerald crabs... one of my friends had a emerald crab that enjoyed eating kenya trees ha ha your problem doesn't seem to be any parameter problems. Keep a close eye on that emerald crab
     
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  9. Steve34

    Steve34 Feather Star

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    I have an emerald and I've never seen it touch my zoa's at all.
     
  10. Magnus

    Magnus Sharknado

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    Parameters are all within acceptable ranges. It would lean towards a parasite of some sort like a nudi as mentioned by oceanparadise or a worm. I once has a strange incident where amphipods were eating my zoas. They eventually stopped and I assumed the zoas were somehow sick or dying. Check at night.
     
  11. bherbst

    bherbst Astrea Snail

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    I recently had a problem with my zoas and it was zoa pox. You may do a google search and see what you think. It lasted for about a month with no treatment it took my colony of 50+ polyps down to 2. now the two have multiplied to 12 and are spreading once again.
     
  12. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    This is a good point, but pox usually makes them stay closed and not open at all.

    Even though you phosphates are 0 the phosphates are probably all locked up in that algae. I would for sure run some GFO.

    And I would look for a quality dip and dip those babies.