Feeding Zoas reef roids for fast growth?

Zoanthids
Aquarium Specialty - dry goods & marine livestock

reverc

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 10, 2020
Messages
60
Reaction score
52
Location
north Dakota
I use them on my zoas. Had them in the tank for about a month but only using the roids for about 2.5 weeks. I target feeds once a week and spread feed one to two times a week. Shut the filter pump off and let them go. I have five plugs and between the five I’ve gotten roughly 6-7 new heads on them. They are super bright and healthy looking but this is my first time with zoas so I’m not the most knowledgeable on them.
 

ReQuackulous

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 7, 2020
Messages
123
Reaction score
111
Location
Los Angeles
I was feeding reefroids frequently but my waste export didn't match my input and I ended up with a bad phosphate issue. The zoas loved it and grew faster, but at the cost of color. Just something to think about
 

Oscar47f

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 23, 2016
Messages
1,346
Reaction score
874
Location
Miami, FL
Feed mine reef roids but may switch to benereef for better nutrient control... def helps them grow especially in a low nutrient environment!
 
Avast

Z-man

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 22, 2010
Messages
1,345
Reaction score
326
Location
Minneapolis
Anyone have a video on the process of feeding their zoas?

No video, but can tell you that I use a clean syringe from the Aiptasia X. Mix up about 15 ml of water with about 2 ml of reefroids. Mix it well then fill the syringe. Turn off the water pumps and simply push a small mount in each polyp. The hermit crabs will come running so be prepared to fend them off or give them a small squirt to get their attention. When feeding my chalices, I have to stay on guard from the hermits for about 30 minutes.
 

BigSkyRich

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
May 6, 2020
Messages
96
Reaction score
80
I have some reef roids I can use to feed my Zoas. Should I or even, could I?
I use RR for all of my corals - target feed about 1X per week and broadcast about 1X per week. Everything seems to be growing just fine. I did overfeed today but was planning a water change later in the day so it was OK
 

BigSkyRich

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
May 6, 2020
Messages
96
Reaction score
80
Thank you. I have a 125 and only two frags at the moment so I’m feeding every other day.
Well I do have a little bit more than 2 frags in my Waterbox 100

tank.jpg
 

AquaticIllusionsNJ

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 29, 2019
Messages
43
Reaction score
21
started feeding mine Reef Roids 3 weeks ago and all Zoas are opened huge and spread much faster\. I'm feeding every 3 days with syringe
 
AS

Have you ever had a Angelfish in your reef tank?

  • Yes and it was a model citizen (tell us which one)

    Votes: 165 33.4%
  • Yes but it did nip from time to time

    Votes: 69 14.0%
  • Yes but I had to remove it because it went rogue

    Votes: 33 6.7%
  • No but I would like to try one

    Votes: 139 28.1%
  • No and not interested

    Votes: 70 14.2%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 18 3.6%
Aquariums Wholesale Live coral auctions every week
Top