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Old 01-22-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Zoas problem

I can't remember the last time I saw my zoas open. I tried the fresh water dip and pulled off about 6 eggs and 2 worms. I did the fresh water dip two days in a row and now the zoas have been in my tank for about 3 days. Still no success. Should I dip them again or just wait it out?

Water nitrates and everything else is where it should be.



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Old 01-22-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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While freshwater dips can be useful for flushing out pests, they can also be pretty stressful for a coral. I'd wait. Dipping again in such a short period of time could stress them pretty bad. Where are they in the tank? How's the lighting and flow where they are?
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I have an 8 bulb nova extreme light. I have them placed low in the tank with medium flow.
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I'd suggest letting them adjust again for a week. If they haven't started opening by then, maybe move them slightly higher? Beyond that, I don't know.
When you say the parameters are "where it should be" can you be a bit more specific?
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Try moving them to where there's a slower flow
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:20 PM   #6
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Gotta agree slow flow and more light did it for mine, but I think it was more the flow.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:55 PM   #7
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I can't remember the last time I saw my zoas open. I tried the fresh water dip and pulled off about 6 eggs and 2 worms. I did the fresh water dip two days in a row and now the zoas have been in my tank for about 3 days. Still no success. Should I dip them again or just wait it out?

Water nitrates and everything else is where it should be.
I had same problem to find out I had a short in my power head. Took it out and got myself a grounding probe things are doing great. Good luck
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Zoas are slowly opening up. Not all of them have opened but more than I have seen in awhile.



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Progress is good! What are the water parameters at?
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Im battling "zoa pox" with a large colony that i have now, your pic isnt super good but looks like that may be a factor with yours also. I would google pictures or look at the attached link and see if it matches whats going on (it will cause them to close up, bleach and even melt) heres a link i found and method im going to try! Good Luck!!
CoralPedia.com :: Articles :: ZoaPox (Zoa Pox); the search for the cause and cure
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