Urgent help needed nudis eating my zoas

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  1. JsPLAYn

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    Sorry if this dnt seem urgent enough for this category but I have ove R2000 worth of zoas in my tank an they are being eatin by nudibranches, I can see thenm walkin an eating all over my zoas, could they harm other corals aswell.... An how do I get them out of my tank,
     
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    first you need to get coralRX and dip them all
     
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    If you can see them walk...then do what I did....I took the Dropper from my Refractometer and sucked them out...one by one...that's INSTANT treatment..
     
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    And wat happens to those who are in the tank?.....

    This is what they look like
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    The Dropper works fine...
     
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    Bra, I told you to dip them. it's the only way to get rid of them other than manually removing them.
    Damn, still wanted some frags.
    Let me know if you need a hand.
     
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    I heard freshwater dips work aswell? .... Anyone know how tho?
     
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    CoralRX works instantly!
    will have to dip and re-dip
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    nope, will just stress your corals
    can even use iodine
     
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    Tweezers
     
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    2time... Dude they mooved to my red an blue zoas.... Did u freshwater dip them?
     
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    Nudibranchs are specialist feeders and usually stick to one thing..in your case zoas. Those that have wondered off your zoas in search of more zoas will most likely end up starving to death.
    Dip all your zoas and if you see the odd one crawling around the tank, pick it off. Be prepared to dip more than once. Their eggs tend to be a bit resistent to dips so you might get a second wave after the initial ones are gone and the egss start hatching.
     
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    Didn't mean to imply it doesn't..:(..I was refering to "instant" as in NOW...where as dipping would require him going to LFS and purchasing first...:blush:
     
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    :) forgot about that :)
     
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    I have CAPE CORAL CARE iodine...... Can I use that? An how do I mix it, an do I dip how long?
     
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    read the dosing on the bottle, i have always used medi-dip or coral rx
     
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    but i assume enuff water to cover the corals, then add about 5ml to start, leave them in until all the things stop dropping off
     
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    ahhhh my nemesis.

    Dude good luck is all I can say. I have 70+ zoa colonies, the Vietnam rocks brought in the nudis. I tried freshwater dips, that did ZERO harm to the corals, and the nudis fell right off. But I must have missed some. Its now been 4months or so and I still find one crawling on the zoas every now and again. You have a few options now:

    1. Get a nudi eating wrasse. Ive tried yellow and 6lines - no luck
    2. Do a prolonged dip using coral rx or similar on every single rock and colony in your tank. The nudis sleep on the zoa mats, but I have also seen them on the rockwork, hence the need to dip the rocks also.
    3. Check every single colony for small white dots in a half-circle shape. These are the eggs - remove them

    I feel for you , I really do
     
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    O ya

    4. Manual removal. Its part of my ritual now until I myself dip everything one day. Just DONT use your hands, they prey on zoas which contain that good stuff palytoxin. I use a plastic washing peg to lift them up
     
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    @JsPLAYn :eek:Dude get those super man's out and dip them.

    Fortunately I dont have nudi's(must not talk to soon) and havent dipped any new corals but will def do with the new ones. Like Dallas said freshwater will prob just stress the corals. Best would be to use coralRX or the super Iodine that you have already.

    When i dip corals that got hurt I use about a teaspoon of the cape coral care super iodine in just enough water to cover the coral and leave them in for a couple of minutes.
     
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