over run with zoas: any fish that eats them?

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  1. steve o

    steve o Member

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    My tank is over run with unwanted zoas!! Liked them at first but now taking over my tank.
    Want some advice on a good fish that will devour these things. I've tried but they only
    seem to get ****** and spread faster:mad:. My tank is 90 gallons. Want them gone forever!!!!
    THX GUYS
     
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    jenreefer Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    You will need to manually remove them . Might as well plan buying new rock if you want them all gone. You can sell the zoa covered rocks to others who want them.
     
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    I would like that problem;):D
     
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    What kind of zoas?
     
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    fruit loops , utter chaos, and some I can't remember name. I know they have some value but what a pain
    to try and remove, They aree on the rocks where a lot of my SPS are!! I would have to just about redo my whole tank:(
     
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    Steve o you are the Zoa Whisperer! If they are that bad you might just have to do that.

    Take heart, with those attractive zoas you can pay for the new rock work! Trying to make lemonaide out of lemons. :D
     
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    Where are you located at?
     
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    Where abouts? I'm in Webster. Be happy to buy you some tongo or something and trade :D:D
     
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    Oh, and this thread is worthless without pics
     
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    I am in Stl...if you want some gone, I can help.
     
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    PM sent
     
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    I hear you, I plan to cut some palys out of my rock after my Christmas party. Hopefully I'll have good luck. I'm leaving my utter chaos. Let's see what your problem looks like, show us a picture.
     
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    I can send you some water from my tank. There's nothing unusual about the parameters of it but it's guaranteed to stop all zoa growth... and as an added bonus they will also randomly wither away :D
     
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    Some pics!!! Lights just coming up so sorry.

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    If your in STL. and want to check them out PM me. This thread was just for some help on finding a fish that
    may eat the zoas and palys. Most of them are in my rock work and REALLY not interested in major overhaul
    of tank:(. THX: Oh yea I'm in Wildwood Mo
     
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    I sent you a PM...I'm just down the street in Ballwin
     
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    Hey. i'm just off Old State. Had a guy PM me about coming by and buying some off of me. Whatever he doesn't buy and I can get out:confused:
    you can see if your still interested. I do have some SPS that I cut also, if your into SPS
     
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    Not into sps...was just looking to help you with those zoas :)
     
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    Hey Steve o that looks pretty hard to get rid of without a rock breakdown. I wonder if a file fish or Angel would eat the zoas. What other fish do you have in the tank?


    Bump for fish needed to eat zoas.
     
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