zoa advice

  1. Z

    Zoanthid polyps a little brown

    Some of my zoanthid polyps have some brown on it. Is that normal? I just tried to clean it with a soft toothbrush hence why they are a bit closed up
  2. P

    What is growing on my zoos?

    Hello. I am new to the forum. I found this growing on my SUNY D’s and my Halley Berry’s. It’s brown and stringy. On the Halle berrys it just started, on the sunny d’s it’s been going on for a few weeks. my water parameters have been. pH has been steady at 7.2 NH3 0 Ca 330 dKh a spike...
  3. Arcite

    Handling my first Zoa order, advice welcome!

    Hey, everyone! I participated in the zoanthids.com live sale and my order arrived today! This is my second order of coral, my first was two toadstools which are happy in my display tank. I'm going to layout how I handled the order and I was hoping to get advice, kudos, and constructive...
  4. Zoa_Fanatic

    Zoa heads shrinking

    Ok so I've got several zoa frags with heads getting super, super small. they aren't melting or dying but the heads are maybe 1/2 to 1/3 the size they were months ago. I have recently had a cyan outbreak but they were shrinking in size before this. Any ideas what the problem could be? Biocube...
  5. makingitwork

    Zoanthids not opening fully and discolored - Please help ID

    For the past 6-7 weeks my zoas have not been opening fully, have their skirts pulled back, and are discolored. Barebottom mixed reef 20g - Paired Clowns - Lawnmower Blenny - 20lbs live rock (2yo) Sunny-D's (on rack) Utter Chaos (colony) I dose only calcium, fuel, and for the past 4 weeks...
  6. Zoa_Fanatic

    Zoa pricing

    Going to pick up some zoa from a LFS today. Wondering about pricing. He’s asking 35$/head for Illuminati, 25$/15 heads for white ding dangs, 25$ for two heads of JF crybaby’s. Just wanna know if these are decent prices. NOTE, this is a place in Nashville. I am from an area with NO LFS and no...
  7. djm

    Possible Hitchhiker?

    Hi Guys, I added my first coral to my tank on Monday, a single Rasta Zoa polyp. I did a coral dip using Coral RX Pro and Seachem Reef Dip. Over the last couple of days I’ve noticed something that appears to be growing out from the base of the polyp. Any ideas what this can be?
  8. Gonj

    Zoa losing color

    Hi there! Picked up these zoas a week or two ago, they opened up right away when putting them in my tank and they’ve seemed to have been doing fine, I noticed today they’re dulling out. They used to be a bright green around the edges the largest head still has some trace of the original colors...
  9. Zoa_Fanatic

    Crushed zoa in DT

    I just crushed a zoa in my DT, I know the answer to this but need to hear it from someone else. Will this nuke my tank? The innards went all over the tank but I’m running carbon and have a protein skimmer. It was a single head of rainbow incinerators. @footgal because duh
  10. N

    Zoa base (stolon) turning white?

    Hi all, on my way out of the house i noticed that the base of one of my zoa’s is turning white and sort of fluffy, i haven’t tested today and am out of the house but as of 4 days ago the params were: Po4: 0.01 No3: 5 No2: 0 Am: 0 Dkh: 9.5 Mg: 1240 Ca: 440 This is the oldest coral in the tank...
  11. Zoa_Fanatic

    Zoa tier discussion

    So I’ve slowly collected a bunch of zoa, most of which I’m assuming are low end. I just wanted to post them all so people could give me a decent idea of where they land in terms of rarity. Only rare thing I have are CB white zombies. rastas Orange bam bams Blue hornets WWC purple monsters...
  12. Erik the Red

    Thin white worm biting my zoas, plus other pests?

    Hey guys, I’ve had these small zoas for a couple of weeks in my new tank. They’ve been dipped with “the dip” by fauna marin and then inserted in the aquarium. After a day, they started thriving and some polyps doubled already in size. However, its been a few days since many polyps haven’t...
  13. Zoa_Fanatic

    Zoa heads getting smaller

    I have several zoa frags whose heads are getting smaller. They aren’t melting and they’re still reproducing fine they’re just smaller. If they’re ok I don’t see it being an issue I like my polyps to be relatively the same size anyway. The zoa in question are my vamps in drag, purple monsters...
  14. Zoa_Fanatic

    Zoa Id

    Need some help id’ing zoas. I got both these dudes for 5$ and don’t know what they are. I’d needed on the second pic are the blue and orange with the yellow mouth. Super deep in my biocube so hard to get pictures lol. @footgal because, well duh.
  15. Zoa_Fanatic

    Kentucky Anyone selling zoa?

    Anyone in the central ky area selling any zoa? I have a bunch I could conceivably trade you for a frag as well.
  16. Zoa_Fanatic

    Zoa and Ricordea Florida

    Has anyone kept these two types of corals together in a garden? Does the mushroom hurt the zoa? Got a small one I want to try to include in my Zoa gardens.
  17. Zoa_Fanatic

    ZOA ID

    This pic sucks I know. But if anyone can even get me close I’d appreciate it. Another 5$ frag I picked up. It’s the super orange small head in the middle. It’s not fire and ice it’s center is almost completely a radioactive orange with a dark blue skirt.
  18. Zoa_Fanatic

    ZOA ID

    I got this frag for 5$ this weekend. I’m amazed at the colors but I have no idea what it is. Can someone please help. Tagging @footgal for obvious reasons.
  19. T

    Another zoa question.

    I’m curious on what’s wrong with some zoas in my tank. I’ve bought a few different zoa frags. One of them has spread out a good bit. The others open up well and look fine for 2-3 days to a week. Then they start closing up for no reason that I can find and eventually end up shrinking and staying...
  20. F

    I think I poisoned myself, help

    HI. I am, by every definition of the word, a total noob. I've had my first ever salt tank running for a month now and today I bought my first ever corals, 3 zoa frags from my LFS. I brought em home, did my daily water change, and then prepared to dip them. I put on nitrile gloves, a KN95 mask...
  21. J

    One Zoa head half folded in?

    I’ve had this zoa for quite a bit and it’s been doing really well. Since yesterday though, one head started to only half open. Is this normal? Is there anything I should do to/for it?
  22. Queenofreef

    Designing a Zoa Garden

    Strategically designing your zoa garden isn’t talked about enough. Starting my zoa garden was overwhelming because of the amount of color combos and variations out there, and ihad no idea how to go about picking zoas or what would look good together. This technique of applying color theory to...
  23. russell.dexter

    Paly / Zoa I.D.

    Hi guys, Is this a paly or a zoa and is care any different? Did I do okay on placement? Thanks! Dexter
  24. PBnJOnWheat

    New Paly Pricing!!!

    Hey everyone, I’m not a super zoa grower but I do keep tabs on the latest prices online, eBay, locally, R2R, etc. However sometimes I get behind with more important things so I’d like some second opinions! I recently purchased a wild zoa ‘mini colony’, if you will from a high end zoa guy. He...
  25. R


    Most of the polyps are opening on my zoanthid but it looks a little different than photos I’ve seen of them online. Just wanna make sure they’re healthy. I’ve had them for about 2 months.