Naughty Bean

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by lappiesreef, 27 Aug 2008.

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    My Jumping Bean is being a "stoute bliksem" :nono:

    I added about 10 new Zoa colonies over the weekend had he is picking on two of the colonies...

    It has me a bit worried since the Coral beuaty and Bi-colour are following suite.

    I wonder if these two colonies are particularly jummy?

    Strange thing is they don'w touch the other 12 zoa colonies or my clams..

    Is this the beginning of a disaster? Can I do anything to stop it short from smacking it over the head?
     
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    Lappies - just monitor it. It might be that the jumping bean is picking on algae or something in between the zoa's. Perhaps move the zoa's around in your tank.
    If this continues for longer than a week, and the zoa's do not open for this period of time, then I would say you should start making decisions on what you want to keep. The angels or the zoa's..... Perhaps you can "Send the jumping bean to prison" for a while, by banishing the fish to the sump for a few weeks. And then afterwards, see if the fish stop's it's picking on the zoanthids.
     
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    Thanks Jacie

    The zoa's actaully open... But I saw him pick a whole colony away and devour it..

    He has grown by at least 3 cm in the last month.. I have now started feeding them twice a day to see if a full tummy won't stop it...

    As soon as he touched my clams he is out of there!!
     
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    Ja. That's a bit of a problem Lappies. We reefers never know when our angels start developing a "taste" for our corals..... might never be. BUT - you might just be unlucky. Like in your case. Good luck with that, mate!
     
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    Thanks Jacie

    Let's hope it is just a little fettish...

    I better start my Nano up again to remove the two zoa colonies that he is picking on for a while.. Or him then if it comes to that...
     
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    If you buy an Angel fish (and how ironic is the name.....):whistling: then you will have to accept that sometimes they will chow down on your softies (sometimes sps too) that is the nature of all angels and butterflies - they are coral munchers, some are better than others, i expect many reefers on here and all over have kept angels (especially the centropyge or dwarf angels) without any problems, unfortunately you have one of the badduns, or you have been unlucky in your choice of corals and that it would be fine with sps or lps, difficult to say without offering him a "menu" or corals to try - an expensive test.
     
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    Well Weeman, He has a choice of Clams, LPS, SPS and softies...
    He only targets two of the zoa colonies... I suppose some Zoa maybe poisonous?
     
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    Do you have a sump, spare tank or somewhere you could easily re house the two zoa colonies? just to see if the bean nibbles anything else? just by way of experiment?
     
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    I'll start up my Nano again :p
     
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    You never know, it might just work:)
     
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    I really hope so... If he touches my clams he is going to the nano...
     
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    I'm looking for zoas:) if you still have difficulties and they are nice pieces could we swap, or me buy from you?
     
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    What colours do you have crispin?
    I am turning into a collector... I have about 14 different colours now. Willing to frag some to trade for other colours...they grwqo so fast anyway, so a few polyps is more than enough to start with..

    If the bean doesn't stop his nipping he will go..
     
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    i am collecting to make a zoanthid dominated system myself, and i have to break down in three months so dont want to frag at the mo, but i may have some you will like to get later down the line....

    heres a pic of my fav....just love the blue:)

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    come visit and see which of mine you like and you can have first pic when i break down if u like :)
     
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    Cool, Thanks :p

    When you planning to break down abouts? I'm taking long leave in Dec and leaving the country for some fresh air..
     
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