over run with zoas: any fish that eats them?

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  1. Scurvy

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    I had 2 tiny snails sneak into my tank with an Invert order from LA that decimated a small colony of Keds Reds almost overnight. The snail's shell looked like a Nautilis. Just google Zoa eating snail and you'll find them.

    Edit: Make sure that's all they'll eat if you decide to try them.
     

  2. CoralNerd

    CoralNerd Well-Known Member SCMAS Member

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    Or maybe someone can give you zoa eating nudibranchs. That would work if you didn't have a fish that would eat the nudis. Do your research however as I've never done this.
     
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    Tori ReefMoore 103 R2R Supporter

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    With all those zoas you may be able to sell the tank and get more than enough to start fresh.
     
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    Tori ReefMoore 103 R2R Supporter

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    You can also keep trying fish that are not reef safe until you find one that eats them.
     
  5. Caseyoidae

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    sundial snails or light foot crabs will eat them slowly. Anyone have a hungry trigger you could barrow?
     
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    @steve o Any update on if you need me to come get some of those zoas? :)
     
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    @steve o did you do anything with these zoas yet?
     
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    How I wish my zoas growing like that :)
     
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    Send me some ill take them. Lol
     
  10. rlbannon

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    Emperor Angel ate all of mine.
     
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  11. Rob Romalino

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    Would love to know the type of lights and parameters. I would kill to grow Zoas like that!!
     
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    Same here :p
     
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    Leslie Tabor Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Ok I third this...so where is steve-o with the data?! My zoas just shrivel up and die. :(
     
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    I don't know how fast the Op's have grown, but I get really good growth out of my Utter Chaos zoas. I originally was given 2 frags...one with 1 polyp and one with 2 polyps. The first now has about 10 polyps on it and the other has around 20. I've gotten this growth in about 4 months.
    I have 4 ATI T5 bulbs and an LED strip. I think the big thing is having enough nutrients. I keep my nitrates around 5-7.
     
  15. jsker

    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    What high school did you go too, don't answer its a St. Louis thing. ;):D:D
     
  16. Steve K

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    I know there's been some debate about the validity of this claim, but you could try emerald crabs. I have a few that now live in my sump because I caught them red-handed (err clawed).
     
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    Aren't nudibranches notorious for eating zoas?
     
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    A good sized pencil urchin will sometimes eat zoas. I had one that loved them.
     
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    U would not want to add zoa eating pests to fix your issue. It would be horrible trying to get them out after being introduced. A hammer, new rock and chisel would be the best. Lots of reefers in STL would love to take your zoas off your hands. (I'm in STL too)
     
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    You can also play a torch coral in the middle of them. I had one over extend and completely blow up a zoa colony before.
     
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