ZOA questions

Discussion in 'Zoa Discussion (CLUB ZOA)' started by Ramiro Casal, Jan 14, 2018.

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  1. Ramiro Casal

    Ramiro Casal Member

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    So I recently started adding my fist corals ever to my first ever sw tank.
    For now I have GSP, xenia,2 torch corals and 2 rhodactis. I want to get into ZOAS but I heard that if you kill them/harm them they can be toxic?
    If i can keep all the corals stated above healthy will i manage to keep Zoas? and are all Zoas the same or are there any beginner friendly ones.
     
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    They are more dangerous to your health then your tanks. If for some reason you injure the Zoa and it squirts you in your eye, you could go blind. If it gets in your mouth, it could possibly kill you. Google “palytoxin”
     
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    I’m not trying to scare you, just want you to be aware.
     
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    I assume this is a rare situation and does not happen if they are taken care of properly?
     
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    They are naturally toxic, some more than others. What I’m getting at is to be careful when you are handling them out of water, and if you have any cuts on your hands do not handle them barehanded. My biggest suggestion would be to google “palytoxic” so you can get a complete understanding of it. Believe it or not, there is a lot of stuff in our tank that could cause very serious harm to us. I personally won’t even put my hand in the water if I have any cuts
     
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    Zoas will depend on your system.
    No one can tell you what will be better for your particular aquarium.
    Just try the more inexpensive ones.
    ANY zoa can have palytoxin to the point of killing a human. It's a risk that you will have to take, if you want them!
    Search about it!
    Grandis.
     
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