The Zoa Connection

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by bothabear, 4 Sep 2013.

  1. bothabear

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    So, Zoas are awesome as we know.
    Anyone have anything like in the pic below.
    Just thought it would be an interesting topic to chat about.

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  3. dallasg

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    while they look great, the pic i am sure has been enhanced a little
     
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  5. bothabear

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    Sure, what I'm referring to are the colours that are out of the ordinary.
    I know there are a few similar ones on EBAY in the states.
    Just wondering if anyone locally ever gets "Unique" colour zoas.
     
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    vietnam get a nice colour selection.....

    whilst they very pretty ...zooas can also be very toxic
    so carefull when handling em.

    i personally love em and am on a hunt for mushrooms and zoos only in my next step of restarting my system.......along witha clown trigger:biggrin:offcourse

    i knew a chap in east london who had electric blue zoos a few years ago too

    with regard to the photoshoped image....maybe not, blue led lights make zoos psychadelic in colour too
     
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    also heard of horror stories about people handling them with no gloves when they slime and even worse stories of dogs getting hold of em while people fragging em....
    and the dogs landing up dead, so keep away from pets and kids
     
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    I believe the porno blue zoa man in slummies no longer has them
     
  9. bothabear

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    Pity how such beauty comes with such risk.
    Tell you what though.
    I am prepared to risk it (always prevention rather than hopefully cure) but worth it every night you sit and watch them.
     
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    Love the look of Zoa's. Definately want some cool ones once I am up and running. Are they toxic to the other coral and fish at all ? Is there a guideline on how many zoas to keep ?
     
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    My word but that is a lovely selection of Zoas...enhanced or not...:drool5:
     
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    i have some of the mutant sunflowers in the top right
     
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    Zoas really seem to get a bad rep. Yes there definitely are risks when fragging them, and knowing the risks is important so one doesn't do some stupid.

    BUT fragging can be easily done, I've fragged many zoas and never worn gloves,face masks, eye protection and never fell ill and my method is pretty much barbaric. One just need to work carefully and think ahead of what could happen when you do something.
     
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    I'm coming to visit you with my hobby knife...;)
     
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    Lol you more than welcome to I need to frag them off a dead SPS frag the polyps at the bottom aren't getting much light and its worrying me I don't want to lose any of them
     
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    @MistaOrange you better remember who's the guys in JNB and cut an extra piece to ship !!! *wink wink*
     
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    i dont think they have a bad rep at all....just think people need to be aware....
    i was told once in conversation with Anthony Calfo , one of the worlds greatest coral farmers and coral cultivation ambasadors, how he got poisoned cause he was fragging (like you say barbarically) and the door bell rang and it was fedex.....while connecting his parcell he put the pen he just signed with in his mouth for a second and subsequently poisoned himself

    so not saying they have a bad rep.....we saying be cautious and aware of your surroundings aswell as yourself
     
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    Just for interest sake, has there ever been members on MASA that has done the same ? And at what point do you realise it's time to go to the hospital? What would they use to treat you with?
     
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    Ummm let me think about it... Well the guys in JHB are more for sps than zoas so dunno hey...:whistling:
     
  20. Zandy

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    We dont have a mountain .... lol... I personally love zoa's and prefer them above ANY sps ...and soooooooo if i ask ever so nicely in my most "angel like voice"...lol:whistling:
     
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