zoanthid eating nudibranch treatment

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  1. mandarinman

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    Hi guys i have seen a couple of bhergia looking nudis eating my zoanthids. i dipped the loose frags with coral rx but my rockwork is kinda solid. i have a possum wrasse and i was wondering if he would eat them if hungry enough. i have done a little research and it looks like salifert flatworm exit is the thing to use if your infestation is not too big. i am tending to lean in this direction. has anyone got suggestions that may help for current situation? I should dip all my corals when thwy come in. from now on yes i will.
     
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    go with the salifert exit , problem is it wont kill the eggs so you may need multiple treatments , if you can dip the affected rocks by removing from the tank that is better than using that med in the DT as it does kill all kinds of worms ( good and bad) and this may have a negative knock on effect.
     
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    I looked through my tank and didnt see any this morning while zoanthids were closed ( i took) out the ones i saw last nighti am not going to feed tank so that maybe the possum wrasse will do some work if any appear. i am moving in two weeks time so i will dip my large rockwork when i move. i am going to get FLE in the meantime
     
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    Ah the age old problem, or should i say the problem since Vietnam zoas starting hitting our shores. Ive had major major success using flatworm exit, and it is reef safe so u dont have to go to extreme measures.

    The way you dose it is critical. By that I mean one treatment wont be enough. You will kill the existing ones within minutes but the eggs will still hatch. Treat with 125% dosage every 2 weeks for 8 weeks, so that makes 4 treatments. And then day bye bye to the nudis.

    This website was gold to me:

    http://www.practicalcoralfarming.com/zoonudis.html
     
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    Thanks rakabos i am feeling very excited on the one side and poep scared for my snails and clam
     
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    I had no clams, but lotsa fish, coral and inverts. Didnt have a single issue, but just research on your own about the clam...
     
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    Thanks rakabos i am feeling very excited on the one side and poep scared for my snails and clam
     
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    Bought the salifert flatworm exit and treated my tank. man it is one tiny ten ml bottle in a huge box but it looks like it is working. they say you must treat three times so that u catch the eggs hatching. achilles and rakabos thank you so much fpr the advice !
     
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