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Old 02-13-2010, 01:54 PM
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zoa eating Nudibrachs

how do i get rid or em?????they are eating my zoas and laying eggs on em!! can anyone help me out,my zoas are all closed and annoyed



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Old 02-13-2010, 02:08 PM
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the only way to get rid of them is to manually remove all you can.

you need a magnifying glass so that you can see the eggs and remove them with a pair of tweezers. then you take the zoa's and dip them in a dip of lugol's solution, this will kill the nudi's. shake it around in the dip when you are done you will see the nudi's at the bottom of the dip. if you do this you will get rid of the most important part which is the eggs. the eggs look like a spiral pouch.
once you've removed all you can, some wrasses are known to eat them, I was lucky when i purchased a yellow coris wrasse which did a good job of ridding the tank of them. good luck. BTW if removal of the zoa's from the tank is not an option them there are other options. the most important part is removing the eggs.
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I believe Flat Worm Exit will kill them, I would also get a Wrasse.
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Re: zoa eating Nudibrachs

thanks,i was holding some corals for my cuz and of course now i gotta deal with this,what a pain,bad idea to do a RO dip??thanks



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Re: zoa eating Nudibrachs

whatts the best wrasse to do the job?i only have 2 Platinum clowns in this tank



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Re: zoa eating Nudibrachs

How big is your tank? There is also coral RX. With flatworm exit you need to do water changes to keep the toxin from overwelming the livestock.


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Re: zoa eating Nudibrachs

they in a 29 biocube,im pickn off right now!



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Old 02-13-2010, 06:48 PM
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Re: zoa eating Nudibrachs

Make sure that you have some gloves on, because their diet consists of zoa's the nudibranch can be just as toxic.

Also make sure you get all the white spiral egg pouches.


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I would remove any colonies that you see them on, and throw them out....the chance that you miss one or two, or eggs is high, I would rather waste 1 or 2 colonies, then risk losing all of them.
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The "best" wrasse for the job is believed to be the elusive "Sea Grass Wrasse" pretty cool fish. I would go with a Coris, or I personally kept an Emerald. Good luck , remember, it's part of the hobby....
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