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Old 11-06-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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ZOAS

I have a small colony of zoas that seem to be shrinking. When i 1st got them they were doing great now it seems like they keep getting smaller and never open up. I have everything else in my tank is doing awesome except for thest. i have them about in the middle of my 29 biocube. My glove polyp is flourishing as is my mushroom. Maybe i have too much waterflow on them.
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Or you might be like me, and just don't have any luck with zoanthids! Like you say... everything else I have is doing great. Even my Palythoas. But zoanthids?... any I get - no matter where I put them - have slowly withered away like you describe.
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I have a biocube and mine flourish. I have them high and in the sand and they do great. Maybe it is something you cant have. I cant keep plate coral. They keep getting eaten. Once it was a peppermint shrimp then a hermit crab.
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How did you aclimate them. If you got it from a LFS with different lighting from your's you need to move them up slowly so they get used to your lighting setup. They also like a little feeding once an awhile.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:10 PM   #5
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is there a premix food you use?
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I have never fed mine. What do you feed them?
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I feed my zoas adult brine shrimp soaked in a multi vitamin. I use Reef plus vitamin supplement by Seachem... You will be amased at how they eat the stuff.
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i dont want so sound stupid but how do you feed them
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One thing you might want to look for is something like flatworms, zoa pox or a nudibranch. I noticed you had peppermint shrimp on your list of your tank set up, some people have said their peppermint shrimp eat them. I started feeding my peppermint shrimp once I saw them stocking one of my little feather dusters.
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i dont want so sound stupid but how do you feed them
I use either a turkey baster or a feeding tube I made from a ridged airline and a bulb of an ear irrigator.

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