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Old 03-06-2004, 12:58 AM   #1
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Question? Zoanthid Problems...

Hello, I had this Zoanthid that popped up from my xmas tree worm rock and has double in size the last week or two.. The problem is that it appears to be killing the coral on the xmas tree worm rock... Is there a safe way to remove and possibly relocate the offending creature?? I have attached a picture with the Zoanthid fully open and one with him closed.

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By the way... Does anyone know what that striped arm coming out of the rock is? At times, I have seen it stick all four arms out
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By the way... Does anyone know what that striped arm coming out of the rock is? At times, I have seen it stick all four arms out
It's a banded serpent star

The best way to remove the polyp is carefully cut it at it's base with a very sharp exacto blade. Get as close to the rock as possible and be sure to wear rubber gloves. The frag can then be located to a different area or placed in a bowl/veil set up to re-attach for later placement.

Be sure afterwards you place some epoxy puddy over that area you cut the zoo from or you will get new ones and the problem could be worse than just the one. They spread quite quickly when they are in the right area.

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Thanks for the info Steve, I will give that a try....

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