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Old 12-30-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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get rid of nudibranch

i have what looks to be a nudibranch on my zoa. I had it for maybe a week and its never fully opened up, but the parts that do open up look healthy. I noticed a spiky red slug slowly crawling around my zoas, should i turkey baster it?

if i let it grow, will it be a hazard to my other corals? i welcome the nudibranch unless it will become a pest, besides for the zoa
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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If its on the zoa, it's probably eating it and will kill it eventually. Suck it up with the Baster or grab with tweezers. You could dip the coral in coral dip too, that should kill it.
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I would like to see a picture of it before it's killed. "Spikey and red" doesn't sound like a zoa predator, but there are so many.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:20 PM   #4
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already got rid of it, i can get a pic but my camera cant do macro shots so you wont see anything

the one i got is not red its more black but they look similar, either way my zoas have trouble opening up and i think it was the worm like thing

they are still closed though so im constantly checkign to see if more arrive

forgot to ask, what is a white spiky thing growing at the roots of my zoas? it definitely does not look like apart of the zoa
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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i have what looks to be a nudibranch on my zoa. I had it for maybe a week and its never fully opened up, but the parts that do open up look healthy. I noticed a spiky red slug slowly crawling around my zoas, should i turkey baster it?

if i let it grow, will it be a hazard to my other corals? i welcome the nudibranch unless it will become a pest, besides for the zoa
There are small zos eating nudis they take on the color of the zoa there munching on cant remember the name also most nudis eat one particular thing and a majority eat coral
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:49 PM   #6
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i have what looks to be a nudibranch on my zoa. I had it for maybe a week and its never fully opened up, but the parts that do open up look healthy. I noticed a spiky red slug slowly crawling around my zoas, should i turkey baster it?

if i let it grow, will it be a hazard to my other corals? i welcome the nudibranch unless it will become a pest, besides for the zoa
And the zoa eating nudis are as you described maybe a 1/4" at very biggest and are spikey
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:14 AM   #7
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yeah mine was very spiky, i googled it and it looked similar, although either the color changed or i took out an ally

the zoa still have not opened up so i think there might be more, or they are still scared lol
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yeah mine was very spiky, i googled it and it looked similar, although either the color changed or i took out an ally

the zoa still have not opened up so i think there might be more, or they are still scared lol
Ya they acually take on the color of the zoa their eating in my case mine turned lime green cause they were munching radioactives
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Did it look like this?
Zoanthid Eating Nudibranch Problem, with pics - Reef Central Online Community
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Yep i had about 30 that i plucked with tweezers one night ugh so time consuming lol
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