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    Melting Zoas

    Can anybody tell me why Zoas and paly's just melt away? I recently got some magicians and today I noticed that one of them is melting away. I also had some bumble bee hybrids that did the same thing. I am just trying to figure out how to stop it! TIA!

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    Zoanthids can be heart breakers. Sometimes they just melt for no visable reason. However many times if you do see a problem with them and act right away you can head off total melt down.
    There are several different dips that can be done to save them.
    I've used CoralRx, ReVive, Lugols, and Melafix with some success.
    For zoapox, Furan 2 is usually used.

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    How can you tell if its zoapox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntswift View Post
    How can you tell if its zoapox?



    CoralPedia.com :: DISEASE - Zoa Pox

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    Thank you!

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    Zoanthids are definately strange in the way that they can die with no explaination. If I ever see a polyp with a problem, I cut it away and usually it saves the rest.
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    It seems like there is a season around NOV when zoos sometimes go down hill then they recover and do well again.
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    i bought some magicians and they were doing fine in the sand then i decided i wanted to mount them on my zoanthid garden rock. a day went by after mounting they started to melt. i i took them off and put them back in the sand. i lost 6 heads and im down to 2.5 hopefully they pull through
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    Try to dipping with freshwater 10 - 15 mins may help

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_v1107 View Post
    Try to dipping with freshwater 10 - 15 mins may help
    Why are we bumping old threads??!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainydave View Post
    Why are we bumping old threads??!!
    Perhaps easy post count?
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