[wtd] Some thing to eat zoas

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  1. williet

    williet Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    Hey guys

    Got an Sps tank. One thing more anoying than aptaisia is zoanthids. Anyone got some suggestions on natural predators that won't feed on sps??? I desperate!! The things are taking over!!!

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    Willie
     
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  3. the fish

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    angel perhaps. most of them eat softies.
     
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    williet Thread Starter Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    None of the ones i've had?
     
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    damn oky. well behaved angels you have then. i am not sure but i know some cowry snails will eat them too, but that is also taking a long shot. have you tried to remove them manually with gloves and a stanley knife? or just a blade?
     
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    Zoanthid eating nudibranch (Aeolid fam) ;)
     
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    You don't want to frag them..? I'm sure there are Reefers willing to line-up and relieve you of you'r Zoanthids...me included...:p..
     
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    had a koran angel that took care of all our zoa's (was not happy about it)
     
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    you can trim them easily with vinegar.

    Just inject the heads to kill them. So they do not spread. Can do 1ml vinegar for every 100L total system volume. Remember vinegar is a carbon dosing method. You should start the process and continue doing it everday, follow the recommended start up and stopping method for Vodka dosing. This way you can keep your Zoa, and prevent them going where you do not want them to go.

    Doing this on button polyps.
     
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    williet Thread Starter Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    Thanks @RiaanP!!! Now that is an answer!
     
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    williet Thread Starter Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    Belinda, they in a very ackward place ! Cant frag
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    just get a rabbitfish or foxface, mine eats them all the time
     
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    Pleasure my man.

    Just do not do them all on the same day. Not only is the Vodka a type of carbon dosing, but you do not want too much dead or dying zoa in your tank. Just a bit, to fill their insides. Works better than you think. I use this method on button polyps, aiptasia and colony anemones.

    I got some colony type anemone, green, and tiny, maybe 5mm across that spreads easily.
     
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    williet Thread Starter Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    I wish ! Mine never did!
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    mine chows them like smarties
    rabbitfish are more prone too, even some tangs do
     
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    Rather lemon juice, works just as well as vinegar without the carbon dosing problem. You're looking for a low pH solution.
     
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