Nocturnal hunters

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  1. rakabos

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    I was thinking about this the other day.

    For those of us struggling with zoa eating nudis that only come out at night, would a nocturnal hunter fish be the answer?

    I was looking at striped squirelfish or soldierfish

    Anybody care to comment?
     
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    i don't think anything likes to eat nudis - they are a bit noxious
     
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    Various sites report that wrasses eat nudis, but they dont do it when the lights go off, then they go sleep :p
     
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    Looks like you (+red bull) will have to be the nocturnal hunter with some forceps, lol
     
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    haha was thinking the same thing
     
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    i heard that... a friend of mine's tank suffers from MENudis - he's got a variety of wrasses, they don't touch them, although they are nice bite size.

    I've chucked a nice bite size nudi into my tank, cutribbon wrasse picked it up immediately... then spit it out.
     
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    I know you guys will say I am crazy for doing it but I break the rock/colony apart before I put it in and then dip it and remove any small pieces of anything that doesn't resemble a zoa.
     
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    saaid when you have 60 colonies of zoa like me we can talk again about that option. You can never ever get all the eggs
     
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    Eish...maybe change the post then. Seek out guys with 60 colonies and ask them for advice :lol:

    I have around 50 pieces,but that is what I done with all of mine.I leave them in the sump for a day or two even as its easier to spot critters down there.

    Anyway,so far I have not experienced any missing cases or depletion of any.
     
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