Zoanthids are starting to die

Discussion in 'Zoanthids' started by kevin haynes, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. kevin haynes

    kevin haynes Member

    I recently bought new zoanthids about a week ago and I know they are supposed to be hardy coral so I didn't think I would have a problem. But now barely any of them are opening and I think there are a few dead ones. My parameters are not great but I don't know how to fix them

    Magnesium 1410ppm
    Alk 8.7 DKH
    calcium 500 ppm
    PH 7.9
    And salinity is always about 1.025-1.026
  2. Shilpan

    Shilpan Member

    Hey! I think calcium is a little high but I think shouldn't kill corals at that level.
    What are ammonia nitrite and nitrate? Any pests visible on zoas?

    And lastly where are the two positioned? Light cycle and flow?
  3. kevin haynes

    kevin haynes Member

    I think it is zoo pox because it's spread to my other zoas that we're doing great and now they are also starting to die. Plus the head have white dots in them which is a sign of zoopox
  4. 2quills

    2quills Administrator Staff Member

    I thought we'd discussed this in one of your other threads asking the same thing.

    You can dilute your water a little bit with ro/di or distilled water to bring the parameters down just a little bit.

    The only reliable way to treat zoa pox is to quarantine and treat with Furan 2. But as mentioned you'll want to research the specific methods people are having success with using it since it's technically a antibiotic used to treat fish.
  5. kevin haynes

    kevin haynes Member

    I was responding to the other person
  6. 2quills

    2quills Administrator Staff Member

    I understand but you've taken no measures to change anything and you were already given some tips. If you want to bring your levels down a bit just dilute the water. Soft corals generally do better with slightly lower specific gravity. Your levels are at SPS/LPS range. Which is fine, corals can adapt if they are adapted slowly. But the spread of pox isn't going to get any better from here if nothing is done about it.
  7. 2quills

    2quills Administrator Staff Member

    Apologies, Kevin. I just noticed this was an older thread u started. But you got tips in the other thread already. I thought you had started another one when Shilpan responded. I was like, really, a 3rd thread? lol

    My bad
  8. Alfonso

    Alfonso New Member

    Check for Ammonia levels also how much light they are getting might have to relocated them to a spot that they will like?
  9. magic

    magic Member

    What ever you do, do not put furan 2 in your tank!!!!! This will kill your bio and crash the tank. Only use it as a dip if you go that route.

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