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Old 11-18-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
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Is Feeding Zoas Beneficial?

My 28 gallon cube is pretty much SPS and zoas. I have probably 20+ zoa species and many were bought as small groups (1-5 polyps) because of their rarity and price. While some are growing like weeds (ironically, both that I bought as single polyps have exploded in population), a few of the variaties haven't propogated at all. They appear healthy, but after over a month still no sign of growth. Do zoas react positively to additional feedings and what to feed? Marine snow, plankton, etc. Thanks.

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Old 11-19-2008, 06:24 AM   #2
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Zoanthids mainly feed upon bacteria and dissolved organic matter, but rely more-so on their zooxanthellae. You can try sea urchin roe, Marine Snow, or Phytoplankton to see what elicits a response (be mindful of sps reactions), but all-in-all I wouldn't be overly concerned. Some just grow faster than others
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