zoa eating nudibranchs..

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  1. 4age

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    hi guys..I got a zoa rock which I added to tank..1st did a bath in sw n iodine for me 10min then found 1 nudibranch on zoa rock when it was in tank..how hard is it to get rid of these guys?
     
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    Anybody who has ever experienced them will tell u that u will never get rid of them unless u have something that actively hunts them. The other option is months long quarantine and dipping to kill them. Its the eggs that are the problem and i dont know of one single (proven) product which can kill the eggs with dipping
     
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    Andre just brought out that new dip maybe that will work.
     
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    Use salivert exit. It works very well. Perkys also has a flatworm remover( yup it does work for nudis)which is the same as flatwormexit.i have used them in the past
     
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    If you dose salifert flatworm exit and redose as directed it removes them. I have had to do it twice before. I now keep a full flatworm exit as part of my reef kit.
     
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    If you re-dip them, then eventually you get rid of them, AEF is the tough one. Even if they don't kill the eggs (lots of ongoing tests to prove it doesn't work), the dip will kill the juvi's (stopping them munching your corals) and so eventually you will rid yourself from the pest.
     
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    @Andre@ReefAquatics..whats the price on that dip you have?I will move the colonies to quarantine tank later and then have to dip.what are the natural predators of these guys?
     
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    Sixline. Yellow coris wrasse
     
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    These dont work so dont bother, im talking from years of experience.

    The nudis only come out at night and then the fish are asleep
     
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    how is the Flatworm Exit used..is it a dip or dosed directly to tank?
     
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    Dosed directly into tank. Reason i am happy with it is if you see something in your tank it is too late to isolate.
     
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    A general warning on dipping zoas. If u do decide to do it, make sure they are closed, they will recover much quicker if they are closed when u dip them. Else they tend to take in the dip and thats not good
     
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