Keep or kill with fire?

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    I am hesitant with nudis, mainly due to a bad experience with them. I find then difficult to ID and the chances that they will destroy your coral are fairly high. For safety sake I would evict it from the tank while you can still see him and hope he doesn't have friends. Unless someone can ID and tell you exactly what it is prior to that happening.

    Did you add any new corals to the tank recently?

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    Thanks Titus. I have taken him out, I'll let nature run it's course with him. I added Zoas about a week ago. Is there anything I can do to get rid of all of them?
     
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    If its a similar issue as to what I had with the zoo eating nudis I had, its pretty much a manual effort to get them out as quickly as possible as these things can multiply at a scary rate. A fresh waster dip of the affected corals will help as well to expose and irritate the nudis on the zoos to make them easy to remove from the coral.

    If you added Zoos recently then that it is highly likely he was a hitch hiker on the zoos, possible by pure coincidence and is a "friendly nudi"or, was on the zoo as that what it eats. Hence a generally a good idea to dip fish and corals before putting them into your system if you don't have a quarantine system, something I learnt the hard way.


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    Thanks man. I'll be dipping tonight ;)
     
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    :thumbup1:

    If you have something to blow water through the coral, ie a turkey baster, it will help makes things easier and remove any possible eggs or other nudis hiding in the coral. Obviously keep a close eye on the tank for the next week or so to hopefully spot any other nudis that could be roaming the system.

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    Yeah so I just dipped the zoa, after a minute or so they started falling off. Must have been at least 15 of them. They didn't look the same as the one I found on the glass, they were tiny and elongated not sure if the might have been Copepods but better safe than sorry.

    Thanks again for your help Titus.
     
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    No problems, it what this forum is for. I aint no expert, just sharing my experience. Just key an eye on the tank and coral for a little while for any further signs of nudis.

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    Will do. Thanks man!
     
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