Urgent help needed White fungus on Zoa's

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  1. Dhirend

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    HI
    went to my tank last night and found this white fungus on one of my zoa colony. I put it in a hospital tank. Any way to save the rest of the colony?
    Water parameters are perfect. Anyone knows what causes this? Water parameters are perfect. I leave my T5 lights on for 8 hours a day, could this be the problem?
    It only affected the ones in the middle.
    please help... :dft004:



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    Happens quite often...can easily take out a whole colony. Give it a good blasting with a powerhead in a separate bucket and keep the colony in a high flow area when it's back in the tank. If that doesn't fix it then you can cut away with the infected areas with a knife or razor.
     
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    Yea that will destroy a collony. Had the same problem on my star polyps.
    Put it in a bucket.
    Put on gloves.
    Take a old tooth brush and brush the the dead parts off.
     
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    ive never been able to beat that fungus stuff is really wicked.. break off some of the colony wich looks the best and frag them onto a diffrent stone.. gluck.
     
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    Thanks guys... Sorry, a lot of a newbie, is there a specific procedure to frag this? Someone once told me that they shoot poison out.
     
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    wear gloves and maybe some goggles.. i normally just peel them of slowly and glue them to another piece of rock..

    they do cause an allergic reaction when stung or if the water\poison sprays into ur eyes.



    PS: ive never wore goggles or gloves and never had problems but maybe i was lucky..
     
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    They dont shoot poison out lol. They shoot seawater out that could contain toxins, when they retract.

    Like they said, scrape it off, the colony will be gone in two days if u dont. Then lotsa flow on it
     
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    LOL... Just saying what i heard. Thank you so much guys. thank God for this Forum.
     
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    Cut off bad side. no more fungus. lost quite a bit of the colony though. better than all of it...
    How do you close the thread?
     
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