Zoo eating Nudibranchs

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  1. crustytheclown

    crustytheclown Eyelash Blennie

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    so i just noticed one of my zoa colonies was not looking so hot and picked it up to inspect it and a number of inverts came pouring off of it! I captured one of them and found it to be a nudibranch. I think one of the nudibranchs swam off.:-[ And also i think i found eggs in a circular pattern on the polyps:confused:
    What should i do? Should i remove these zoa colonies before they spread?
    HELP
     
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  3. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    Pics,Pics,Pics,Pics,Pics.....
     
  4. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I looked up zoa eating nudibranchs just yesterday and for the life of me can't remember it all. I do remember suggestions for using peppermint shrimp to help control the nudis. I think they suggested a dip in Lugol's solution also.
     
  5. crustytheclown

    crustytheclown Eyelash Blennie

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    cool but should i remove the zoa chunks from my tank??? the eggs really scare ,me and i dont have pics of them. I only have a megapixel camera so its out of the question. They are nudibranchs and i found eggs on my zoa polyps
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Look up zoa eating nudibranchs. According to what if remember you will need to dip twice, once now and once in a week to kill the hatched eggs.
     
  7. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Peppermint shrimp won't do anything to these guys. They take the palytoxin from the zoanthids and incorporate it in their body so only some animals can eat them without dieing.

    A zoanthid dip works, a flatworm exit dip works, a malachite green dip works, a prazi pro dip works, dips from many various companies that sell coral dip works. Nothing will kill the eggs so once you start seeing some polyps close up again, that means they hatched. All you have to do is do another dip.
     
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