Zoapox dammit!

Discussion in 'General Coral Care' started by archiecrain, 21 Apr 2012.

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    Seems I have landed up with an out break of the dreaded Zoapox on some of my zoa colonies FML.

    From what I have read the most successful treatment is Furan-2.... I used this article to come to that conclusion http://www.zoaid.com/articles004.php

    Were on earth would I find the stuff? Or does anyone have any alternative treatment methods that they may know of?

    I really need to stop this from spreading to other colonies ASAP!!
     
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    Did you find it and did it work.
     
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    Nope.....wiped out half the zoas I had at the time.....I have a feeling that the zoa pox where a result of an incorrect parameter....not to sure, some zoas where wiped out and others wern't affected at all....

    Been trying hard at my parameters and I havnt had any issues since (expect some vietnam zoas that are looking kak)
     
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    Thats weird, my Vietnamese zoas seem unaffected but the rest like you put it are looking k&k. I wonder if it was caused by me increasing mg levels to fast to rid my tank of briopsis.
     
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    I think stress in zoas is a major thing....sudden change in parameters may very well be the big problem

    Are they just shriveling up? closed? have white spots on them when closed? Do you have lots of pods? (read a few articles on pods eating zoas that wernt very healthy)



    People claim SPS is hard....I reckon zoas can be harder and there is little information on why some can thrive and others melt away
     
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    Don't have loads of pods. But zoas are completely closed and disintegrating. I thought it might be as my reef is very diverse, loads of different corals giving each other a go.

    Sps are easy, lol.

    Lps softies etc are more difficult to keep. IMO

    Thanks Keith.
     
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