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PostSubject: Zoanthid Eating Nudibranch   Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:38 am

So here i go again with another crazy infestation.this time its a little nudibranch that eats zoanthid corals. Evil or Very Mad
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they look cool at first but they are far from good.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Zoanthid Eating Nudibranch   Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:18 am

so the first remedy i try out works...good old melafix.in a higher dose ,wich i have yet to test with live zoas yet ,made the test nudibranch swell up and die.aww yeah.i have also heard of great suces with flat worm exit and other anti worm products.problem is that these nudibranchs concentrate not only the zooxanthelae that they consume but also the palytoxins wich when they perish can cause some rather nasty things to happen.so a long and teedious QT process will ensue.
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PostSubject: Re: Zoanthid Eating Nudibranch   Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:59 am

so other medications in the asenal are flat worm exit,and other flatworm destroying products,prazi-pro, and from my reading fresh water dips.i have also read about coris wrasses going fopr them but i presume it is like planaria and it is hit and miss although i would like to try one out for fun.i am pretty close to begin the musical coral game of treatment and removal of frags and colonies.gotta lota ployps to do. pale
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PostSubject: Re: Zoanthid Eating Nudibranch   Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:34 am

this was a real good read i found on the net regarding this subject.
http://www.practicalcoralfarming.com/zoonudis.html
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PostSubject: Re: Zoanthid Eating Nudibranch   Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:44 am

2mins is pretty fast, but as i understand it, it means you will need to dip each rock and coral, but then how do you treat the tank? still sounds like a nuking is called for...
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PostSubject: Re: Zoanthid Eating Nudibranch   Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:56 am

since these guys only eat zoanthids the tank can be left alone and they will starve out.the zoas are then treated in a bucket then rinsed in another bucket of tank water then returned to the QT zoa tank.then a repeat treatment every week for about three weeks as the eggs are not harmed by the treatments.then your good to go.
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PostSubject: Re: Zoanthid Eating Nudibranch   Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:13 am

these little bastards...

robert, i took this video only hoping it would turn out as awesome as it did. I found another one of these tonight (in my QT tank so it is time to get that flatworm killer back from you for a dose) and i put it in a shot glass and put 3 drops of flatworm killer in there. That's a pretty freakin' high dose. This was taken about 1 minute in... watch the whole thing...

http://youtu.be/qEX99LQaVsI

i wish i hadnt said anything in this but i couldnt help myself...

needless to say, that water was disposed of carefully
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PostSubject: Re: Zoanthid Eating Nudibranch   Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:47 am

WOW talk about overkill.that absolutly decimated that nudibranch in no time.these guys arent so tuff after all. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Zoanthid Eating Nudibranch   Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:38 am

that is impressive.
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