An attempt to treat zoa fungus/bacteria

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  1. mandarinman

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    I got some zoa frags from a friend recently and dipped them with coral dip as per usual. After four days I noticed white fungus on some and they were closed. I threw out the really rotten ones and the others I re dipped and have placed in saltwater with a circulation pump and dosed with antibiotics. Lets see what happens.(I did try this in 2010 and it saved the zoas but I cant remember which antibiotic used! So I combined two seachem antibiotics !)
     
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    Rather an anti fungus? Also found that zoas that are turning white are a sign of Iodine deficiency.
     
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    My other zoas are fine so I am not sure it would be iodine (I will really read the post so thank you very much for the post!)
     
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    Read the article and posts thanks carlos
     
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    Fed the zoas using red sea coral food.. will do the zoa sniff this afternoon to see if they are smelling less honkey. Also hoping that by having food in suspension with the antibiotics the antibiotics will be
    Absorbed with the food
     
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    Do you have a pic of the fungus?
     
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    No pics.This morning I swished the zoas all I around and a lot of "floaties" were released into water. I will do a waterchange and redose antibiotics when I get home later today. The
    Zoas do not smell anymore so the antibiotics seem to be working. Some of the zoas were open too.
     
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    Got home. Did nsw and iodine soak and a good swish around in two changes of nsw and then put in container with antibiotics again. With little circulation pump. Ps I am making this up as I go along so
    Suggestions welcome. Haha
     
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    Interested but no experience so no useful input. What anti-biotic are you using?
     
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    Combo of kannaplex and metrodinazole
     
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    you can try seachem Sulfathiazole
     
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    True ! One treatment for all possibilities! Didnt see it at the lfs would have bought it!
     
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    After having the zoas in antibiotics for about twenty hours I have moved them onto an egg crate shelf just below my algae scrubber so that they get well aerated and constant movement as well as flow all around them. Lets see what happens
     
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