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arash53
06-20-2017, 02:03 AM
I got some zoas few days ago , I noticed today something bothering one of the Rainbow Hornets polyps , it was very hard to take a picture sorry about the quality but that was the best I could do, and also noticed a kinda strage thing on that polyps like the nest for that bug! ,I was wondring if someone could idetify this bug and tell me how could I kill it.

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww353/arash53/Zoa_PEST_zpsothrocpw.jpg

arash53
06-20-2017, 02:32 AM
I got some zoas few days ago , I noticed today something bothering one of the Rainbow Hornets polyps , it was very hard to take a picture sorry about the quality but that was the best I could do, and also noticed a kinda strage thing on that polyps like the nest for that bug! ,I was wondring if someone could idetify this bug and tell me how could I kill it.

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww353/arash53/Zoa_PEST_zpsothrocpw.jpg

I have to mention it is moveing very fast like Amphipods, not sure if the Zoa eating Nudibranch are also fast or slow.

Bugger
06-20-2017, 02:50 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ucfgdFrlho

davej
06-20-2017, 06:13 AM
Zoa eating nudis are slow moving. Much like s tiny slug.
Look like this

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170620/745d712c0703cf5a061cfa3e6635ee75.jpg

Really hard to tell from your pic what that is.


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arash53
06-20-2017, 04:34 PM
YES, it was not Nudi it was pretty fast , actually I was able to catch it with pipette and also destroied that nest, it was not Pod or Nudi or Spider , but for sure it was not anything good,

Myka
06-20-2017, 04:35 PM
Might be a Zoa Spider. Tough to say from the pic. Take it out and dip it. See what comes off.

The circle on the bottom, that doesn't move, does it? Looks like the tube of a Vermetid Worm.

DKoKoMan
06-20-2017, 07:05 PM
I agree with Myka, dip it. At the very least whatever comes off can have a closeup photo taken and a better identification. I'm always interested in hitchhikers that I haven't saw before.

arash53
06-21-2017, 04:30 AM
Anyone know where could I get Bayer in Vancouver, or online?


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patpare
06-21-2017, 01:15 PM
I don't think it's available in Canada

arash53
06-21-2017, 04:45 PM
what are you guys usually use to dip coral ?

duncangweller
06-21-2017, 06:01 PM
Coral rx is what I have always used. You can buy it at J&L or King Eds. I know others have used different dips but the name escapes me at the moment.

Bayer is an insecticide I believe which has been discovered to be safe on corals. I believe you have to get it in the US

arash53
06-21-2017, 08:12 PM
Thank you

shiftline
06-22-2017, 06:17 AM
I have used CoralRX and revive. Both work well. BAyers is a US thing


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DKoKoMan
06-22-2017, 09:03 AM
I have used CoralRX in the past and have been using Revive recently. No complaints with either.

Myka
06-22-2017, 04:03 PM
what are you guys usually use to dip coral ?
Coral Rx or Revive. They are very similar, seem to be same effectiveness. Coral Rx is cheaper in the long run because the bottle lasts forever.

I use Bayer on SPS corals. I bought it off amazon.ca during a small window of time that it was available a couple years ago. :lol: