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Zoa's not opening?

Discussion in 'Zoa Discussion (CLUB ZOA)' started by CherryBlossom, May 23, 2013.

  1. CherryBlossom

    CherryBlossom Well-Known Member

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    I have them in a BioCube 29gallon with no upgrades done to anything...

    I've had them for over a month or two now, they were open for the longest time and then BANG! They closed up, I've tried different places to put them and still nothing... Any suggestions? Should I do a dip? And if so what do I use?

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    Tenor Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    You didn't changed light, water parameter, feeding schedule, salt mixed?
     
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    CherryBlossom Well-Known Member

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    Haven't changed anything except cut back on my feeding times... Checked all my water and salt levels and their fine

    Haven't changed my lights and I haven't even had this tank that long
     
  4. joshporksandwic

    joshporksandwic Zoa addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member Showcase Editor

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    Most likely is that aptasia. Kill it and let the zoas heal.
     
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    CherryBlossom Well-Known Member

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    How do I kill it? If that's only on one, why isn't the other opening?
     
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    Tenor Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    One aptasia won't caused the whole colony to closed. You could buy Aquavision Aptasia remover to kill it.

    How long did they open before closed?
     
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    They were open a few weeks, my turbo snails kept knocking them over and then they just stayed closed, one stayed open longer before it decided to close as well

    I've tried placing them in different spots with no luck, now I've put them back where they were in the first place, last night was the first night I seem them try to open again

    Can I do a dip on them? And what would I use to do so? Just to make sure their isn't anything bothering them

    I have lots of pods in my tank that are crawling on them, could this be why?
     
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    glb Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Sometimes they close when they're stressed out and then open again without a problem. I doubt anything crawling on them is a problem. Mine have stayed closed after a light change, a change in ph, having crabs crawl on them and moving them. They've always reopened. Good luck!


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  9. joshporksandwic

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    I had an aptasia explosion in the last few months and even with 1 tiny aptasia on one edge of a colony will make the whole colony close. If i can remove the colony I use kalkwasser with a little bit of water and a toothpick. If it's in the tank I use a syringe with a fat needle or a friend of mine has lend me an aptasia zapper but I'm not sure if the zapper is as good as the kalk yet.
     
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    A dip will never hurt to try. Revive is about $20 but its a good size bottle. Good luck!

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    Get rid of the turbo snail or glue your frag down to the rock. Leave it alone and it will open again. Kill the aptasia before it explode to thousand in your tank
     
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    Thanks guys for the suggestions, I'm going to look for some of the things you suggested to kill it, I have two in my tank one on the Zoa and another on the rock! Tried boiling hot water with injecting it into it... Didn't work it came back

    I will also get some glue this weekend to glue them down
     
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    Aiptasia x works well, just stay on top of them before they get out of hand. Furan2 is what I dip my zoas in and it seems to be a miracle cure so far.

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    Thanks FragDaddy,
    Can the Aiptasia X be done directly in the tank or do I have to take the infected pieces out and do it?

    I will also look for Furan2, but I may have to order it online... Any good sites where I can order stuff like this?
     
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    You can apply App X directly to it while in the tank. I let it sit for 30 minutes before turning the powerheads back on, and be certain to remove any residue of it from the surrounding zoa polyps because it will melt them if you leave it over night.
     
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    Ok I will order some and kill off those as well as give the Zoa's a dip
     

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