White thing on zoa

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  1. Nabzo

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    Hi can anyone tell me what is this white thing on my zoa?

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    When I first put zoas from the ocean into my tank, they went translucent like that and started rotting away a bit. I blasted them clean with a turkey baster and left them alone, a few survived and developed into a thriving colony.
    Even Palys should not be growing that far apart if the colony is healthy.

    My guess is the white at the bottom is a fungus or a sponge taking advantage of the dying zoas.
     
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    Is there. Any thing i can use to cure it ?
     
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    I just waited a week or two and those that had not died started opening. The purple ones took longer to recover than the green ones, maybe a month.
     
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    So I don't hv to worry I can just leave it
     
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    I think most of those zoas are going to die.....Ive seen this before, its almost like they have an infection blast all the detritus off them, they may need a dip to try stop the infection....It may not help though.

    Zoas are the easiest and hardest corals to have live and grow in our tanks.
     
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    Eish! But is it ok still to have in my tank will it not affect any livestock etc?
     
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    this often happens when people take wild zoas home , you need to follow some simple steps , not as easy as taking stuff out the ocean and just adding it , this is what works for me , i only take small pieces and scrape them off carefully so i dont damage the base , try to remove them with some rock or sand still on the base , then with a sharp blade clean up and loose or squashed polyps from the sides , then carefully check in between the polyps for snails and other hitchhikers

    dont clump them together loose , i glue my pieces onto frag plugs before i put them into my tank to make sure they wont blow around ,right now they need heavy flow and strong lightning . i dip mine in a RO bath with a drop of iodine . take your piece out , use the blade to cut away the affected area(ps my hermits love that fungus and often do a good job of cleaning up any dying pieces) then give it a iodine dip secure it to a plug or rock and place it under strong flow . good luck dude
     
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    no its not ok , that zoa is rotting , smell it ?? then decide if you would want that smell in your tank
     
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    ok i will have to take it out once i get home and try what you mention its been 5days in my tank .
     
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    Like puffer said, often the locals need a bit of attention when you put them in. If they look like they doing fine then leave them. Those ones are definitely rotting need to take out of the tank, rinse and try clean up a bit and then put them back. U going to get a nice surprise when u smell them later.
     
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    Ric is that you dude ?
     
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    Yes
     
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    I don't really post on this site though.
     
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    are you coming up for the pe vs el reef meeting
     
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    yeah i just started love it here
     
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    No its to far for me. Sounds like it should be alright though. U guys should do it when it's still in season so we could do some collecting at the same time
     
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