Crazy Blue Steel Zoanthids!

Discussion in 'Neptune Aquatics' started by robert4025, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    We'll bring you to the darkside soon, Arnold. Just you wait! hehe
     
  2. adolfo425

    adolfo425 Guest

    You guys are all to funny.


    I also caved. Its okay we are all addicts.
     
  3. Elite

    Elite Guest

    I didn't get one because I'm broke :| ..
     
  4. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    Sell the new house, Phong...hehe.
     
  5. Elite

    Elite Guest

    LOL.. yet tell my wife that next time we go to the store Robert.. :bigsmile:
     
  6. hiepatitis

    hiepatitis Guest

    I had a few types of zoanthids from africa before but for some reason i couldn't keep them alive.
     
  7. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    Just curious but how's everyone frags doing? Some folks reported theirs don't look too good and the last colony we have in the shop showing sign of withdrawn as well. Does anyone else have similar issue? Just want to know for my future refference. TIA.
     
  8. patchin

    patchin Facilities / Event Coordinator

    Mine looks poor, but I'm still adjusting my water. Thanks for helping me with my water. I recalibrated my refractometer. The salinity is rising slowly, and I'm letting the alkalinity decrease a little. Thanks again for your help.
     
  9. badbread

    badbread Guest

    One of my frags has some white fungus looking stuff on it, the other is receding and turning yellow... :( Similar post over at nano-reef about these.
     
  10. tonggao

    tonggao Guest

    Both my 5 polyp frag and my 40 polyp frag are going down. I did not see any disease. They would do fine for a few days, then start shrinking. Eventually the polyps become very thin (still the same length) and not open anymore before dissapearing. Most polyps are doing this with a few still holding in there for now. I have the frags together with my other zoas, and others do not seem to be affected so far.
     
  11. fishme

    fishme Guest


    Robert, did you pick those polyp that failed off your workbench :D
     
  12. Rick778

    Rick778 Guest

    Mine were doing great until 2 days ago , then started shrinking. Everything else in the tank is fine.
     
  13. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Sounds like African blues that I picked up a couple of years ago.

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    They wilted away after about two weeks as well.
     
  14. bigdeeezy

    bigdeeezy Guest

    mine did the same exact thing...in the beginning all was fine and dandy until several days ago...they shrank and never opened again...all my other zoas are doing great. i wonder if they are hard to keep?
     
  15. hiepatitis

    hiepatitis Guest

    I remember them coming on the market a couple of years ago but all the sudden stopped. I think no one had any success keeping them alive.
     
  16. badbread

    badbread Guest

    FWIW, Someone on Nano-reef mentioned trying super low light with short durations, and a salt level around 1.028-.029
     
  17. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    My zoas are not doing well too.
     
  18. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Is there any published data on the ocean water parameters around where these african zoas are collected?
     
  19. Elite

    Elite Guest

    wow interesting... suck to hear that everyone is losing theirs though :(..
     
  20. Roc

    Roc Guest

    this is the same thing that happened years ago as I posted about in the beginning of this thread, same looking zoas, same deaths. The ppl that kept em alive said they developed a purple coloring and are now known as purple hornets..............
     

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