Dip all new zoas!

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  1. rakabos

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    Another reason why one should always dip new zoas. Found these rather nasty critters on a new frag I dipped. Zoa spider anyone?


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    i assume they eat zoa's
     
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    Dont show me the spider, show me the damn frag.....:p
     
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    Lol, you will flip, so id rather not show it. :p

    That something so pretty can hide something so ugly
     
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    What do you dip them in? I have been using a 80/20 solution of tank water and hydrogen peroxide....and that seems to work wonders.....but would like to know how the experts do it.... :)
     
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    I just use tap water @26 degrees. Nudis and other pests drop right off. I have lost a few zoa colonies with the Tropic Marin coral dip, so just use fresh water now and it simply works. No fuss and cheap
     
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    Dip duration using tap water?
     
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    Leave em for 5min, then a nice shake, inspect, shake some more, then into DT
     
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    I must add. Make sure the polyps are closed before the fresh water dip. Just irritate them with your hands to force them to close, and only then dip them. Aids in recovery time
     
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    I found tiny little crabs hiding in between the zoa. Also Sundail snails.
     
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    nah just put your hands in your eyes and mouth :p


    YES WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN HANDLING CORALS!
     
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    You should really put the frag in a QT tank...
     
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    You are probably right, and by probably I mean definitely!
     
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    definitely will have them dipped as that crab/spider looks like a destroyer
     
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    You can use tramisol to dip corals. You can get this from a vet. It is a schedule drug for de worming cattle, its the best to use and also kills flatworm. Do not add it to your tank, just for dipping purposes only and rinse coral in clean tank water after dipping and then add to the system.
     
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    Stop posting pics of your Zoas! If I start an other tank for Zoas I will blame you.:whistling:
     
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    Can't believe I have not done one yet.
     

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