Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community Archives > Coral Forums > Zoanthids

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01/11/2008, 01:13 PM
Ratkiller Ratkiller is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: SD
Posts: 65
Help with Zoa

I've been having trouble with my Zoa. Actually I have never had great success with them. Let me explain; after purchase, they always open up and look great, their stems usually always extend an inch to a half inch, but they never spread or I should say grow more heads. And this is in a 55s with 5g fug, 20g sump and has been established for 3 years. All my parameters are in normal ranges and I do 5g water changes every week. I looked at some pics from about 6 months ago and my Zoas looked great dense. But now they are looking very sparse. Please take a look at this picture and tell me what you think. In the red is legs. they look like tiny serpent star legs. Could this be a Zoa Spider every talks about? And in the yellow the mantel or matte in-between is turning dark purple. I don't know if that's normal but I though it is worth mentioning.

Any input would be appreciated.
http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/a...rent=close.jpg
__________________
Have you ever had a dream that you were swimming with your fish?
  #2  
Old 01/11/2008, 01:26 PM
killingseed killingseed is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: El Paso , TX
Posts: 1,342
i would look for preditors at late night and also do you have any fish or crabs that might eat zoa's? what lights are you running them under.


you might also want to look here.

http://archive.reefcentral.com/forum...readid=1252294
  #3  
Old 01/11/2008, 01:45 PM
Ratkiller Ratkiller is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: SD
Posts: 65
I've used a flash light at night to look for predators or anything crawling on them and don't see a thing, except for those tiny legs. For fish I have 1 orange percula Clown, 1 yellow tail Damsel and 1 Sunburst Anthiaist. I do have a couple of emerald crabs to help with a bubble algae problem. And as for lights I have 4, 65 watt PCs. 2, 10K and 2 blue Actinic.

And yes I've been reading that Vit C thread. Very interesting.
__________________
Have you ever had a dream that you were swimming with your fish?
  #4  
Old 01/11/2008, 02:49 PM
killingseed killingseed is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: El Paso , TX
Posts: 1,342
emerald crabs, is another thing to look at.
  #5  
Old 01/11/2008, 03:07 PM
Ratkiller Ratkiller is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: SD
Posts: 65
Is there any good theads or pictures you can recommend of Zoa predators, i.e. spiders?
__________________
Have you ever had a dream that you were swimming with your fish?
  #6  
Old 01/11/2008, 03:49 PM
otiso777 otiso777 is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Pendleton, NY
Posts: 234
http://www.zoaid.com/index.php?modul...&g2_itemId=384
__________________
Kirk
  #7  
Old 01/11/2008, 04:03 PM
Ratkiller Ratkiller is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: SD
Posts: 65
Thanks otiso. Those pics give me a better idea what to look for. So besides eggs will the "fresh dip" procedure work on all these?
__________________
Have you ever had a dream that you were swimming with your fish?
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef Central Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2009