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Old 10-27-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Zoas missing, nudibranch?

So yesterday I received an online order of a bunch of stuff. I spent over $200 so they included a free random zoa rock. The rock is pretty big and its almost full covered in tiny zoas except this one area. It literally looked like a row was gone. No biggie, they were free. This morning there is another row gone, right next to the precious row. Literally looks like corn on the cob with how they were eaten. Could it be a nudibranch? If so what's the best way to get rid of it? Look through with tweezers? Freshwater dip? (I don't know how to do that). Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:51 AM   #2
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Do any skirts have bite marks? Should look like how a caterpillar would eat a leaf. If so then you need to QT incase of eggs because freshwater dips only kill the hatched nudis not their eggs.
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Hard to tell with the blues on...but the zoas don't look to happy. I'd dip it to make sure.
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I don't see bite marks. But I didn't realize that the area with the missing polyps is covered in white stuff. Like white looking algae.
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Looks like a fungus or something. Maybe take a toothbrush to it and rinse it off in some ro/di.
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Could the foxface be eating them? I know they can and will eat them for the poison
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The foxface came yesterday as well and the zoas already had a line of them missing before they went in the tank. What do you mean eat them for the poison?
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The foxface is venomus. The spines on its back and on its underside are filled with poison. Dont get stung, it really wont feel good.
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Oh no I know that. But what about eating zoas for poison? I don't understand.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:40 PM   #10
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Oh no I know that. But what about eating zoas for poison? I don't understand.
Pretty sure they ingest the poison to store in their spines like poison dart frogs.
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