Nudis !!

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  1. Lockes

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    A couple days ago my single colony of zoas (not the Palythoas from Indo), all closed.

    I had no idea until this morning where I saw it was completely infested with Nudis

    Similar but not exact colour to this

    I have lost countless Acros in the past few weeks, and did find one on an Acro this morning as well.

    Could they be causing it and what should I do?

    I have removed the zoas and tried to dip them, but the sheer number of Nudis I have quarantined the colony

    Any help would be appreciated
     
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  3. crispin

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    the best thing you can do is to dip them in CoralRX. You ahve to kill them and fast, while they are most concerntrated on one colony, although personally I would dip every coral i had, especially zoas, acro's and monti's as the nudis are often found resting deep under the coral.

    Mix coralRX as per instructions and dip in a bucket of old tank water outside the tank. Rinse off in old tank water in another bucket before placing the collonies back into the tank.

    Nudi's and flatworms can be a real headache and you must try get ontop of them as soon as possible
     
  4. Lockes

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    So I presume this would be a continuous dipping cycle for some time then.

    From what I can find is the egg life cycle is 2 - 3 weeks so how often should I dip corals?

    The fact I found one on the other side of the tank on an Acro is making me nervous. I did not know they ate Acros? Unless it fell of when I moved the Zoas out the tank to dip but I may be hoping more than anything
     
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    Normally nudi's are very specific ITO what they eat so if you have Zoa Nudi's they are unlikely to be eating your acro's. You never know though.
     
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    ok found some on a nearby colony of palys :(

    Was hoping I had at least discovered the reason for the acropora dying.

    What can I do other than dip loose lying frags?
     
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