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Old 09/21/2018, 11:59 AM   #1
Justinreefer
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Zoa Pest Identification

Hi All,

First post here, any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.

I have had this zoa colony for about 4 months and it was doing well until recently. I have been noticing a bunch of pests making it their home and really causing some issues with polyps not opening. I believe there are some feather dusters and aiptasia but this morning i noticed something else that I am unable to identify. My parameters look good and the only recent changes i made was adding some euphyllia on the other side of the tank. I have attached some pictures to help, there is one with what I believe is the feather duster and one that clearly shows a white sponge looking thing on top of a polyp. Any idea how I can help this colony get back to full health?

Thanks!


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Old 09/21/2018, 12:38 PM   #2
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So after doing some more research i am not thinking that the "feather dusters" are actually hydroids, so i will be trying to deal with those in the near future. That being said I am still unable to figure out what the white sponge is in the picture.


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Old 09/21/2018, 01:08 PM   #3
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That's a pineapple sponge. Normal to see in tanks, but they can become a problem if they start clogging your pipes.

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