Why are they doing this

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  1. greenhorn reefer

    greenhorn reefer Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    My colony keeps getting these bulgy heads and sad looking frill, why? I fragged one off and it is now completely normal looking. Also, all of the other zoas in the tank looked fine. However, I moved the the affected ones to a smaller tank and now another colony has several heads that look like that. Que pasa?
     
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    greenhorn reefer Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    ciscomania Well-Known Member

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    i would like to know as well. Some of my zoas have a umbrella shape close to your pic. What would cause zoa to do this?
     
  4. Denise&JoelRod

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    I think it wants more lighting. I have seen zoa turn into trumpet shape.
     
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    Pruett-nc Well-Known Member

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    Have you checked flow and also lighting . Have you changed anything lately .
     
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    They have long tentacles. Maybe the flow is too high, that's generally the indication.
     
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    It looks cool lol
     
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  9. Captain Jack

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    I have these things on 2 of my Zoa colonies. One is randomly growing on my flexible return water pipe??? Is this a coral or a parasite?
     
  10. Steven w

    Steven w Well-Known Member

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    Neither, it's a pest anemone called aiptasia and you will learn to loathe it lol. We all do, several ways to kill it I suggest you read up
     
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  11. greenhorn reefer

    greenhorn reefer Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Bump... Just looking for other answers.
     
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    greenhorn reefer Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Aptasia X that sucker.
     
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    kalk paste the bugger
     
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    ChiCity Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Aiptasia, and I bet there's more than 2 in your tank if they're posted up on your return nozzle....

    My advice, berghia nudibranchs...
    They will eradicate every last one!
     
  15. Mikedawg

    Mikedawg Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Yep, aiptasia; get rid of it carefully so that it doesn't release spores into the water and add to the problem.
     
  16. sde1500

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    I don't think anyone truly knows why zoas do that. I've heard lighting, flow, all the usual suspects. Some just do it I think. I've had a couple Sunny D's do that, in the same small colony as others that did not. They went back to normal after a couple days. Only a worry if they don't go back to normal.
     
  17. greenhorn reefer

    greenhorn reefer Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    A few don't ever change back. The one in the pic is always umbrella'd. If it's flow or lighting I'm fine with that. Thanks.
     

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