View Full Version : Zoas Melting???


winkkle
09-05-2011, 9:41 AM
Got a shipment in of some nice zoas this week and a few of them are melting. My question is should i scrape the melted ones off of the plug because there are a few healthy ones left or do they pose any type of danger to other coral/livestock?

beccamc10
09-05-2011, 9:45 AM
If they are melting and you cut them it is going to stress them more. Just wait and pray.

gnashty
09-05-2011, 9:47 AM
Nice zoas = may melt

Ive learned this the hard way...

ichthyoid
09-05-2011, 9:53 AM
+1

winkkle
09-05-2011, 1:01 PM
Well it's the cheaper ones that are melting thankfully. The red hornets, wobblegongs and armegedons are doing good. Thank goodness

Hammcd
09-06-2011, 1:51 PM
yeah ive had some zoas that just melted away fro no reason and some that did great..and they all came from the original same tank...in my experience the less u do to them the better chance they have of making it through it...i had some ked reds that i kept repositioning..they were closed for months and kept losing mat coverage..they went from a 30 head colony to all dead

at the same time i had a 5 head colony of tubb blues..same thing..all heads closed but i left them alone...just this past week they all reopened and seem to be growing..so who knows

some make it some dont

gmpolan
09-06-2011, 1:54 PM
check your salinity levels...even tho some are fine, i notice my zoas will melt off if it gets to high

Hammcd
09-06-2011, 1:55 PM
how high is too high?

gmpolan
09-06-2011, 1:57 PM
well you want to keep it under 1.026 so anything above that might be your issue.

Raz0945
09-06-2011, 5:45 PM
Also if your ALK is too high they will melt, check it just to be sure.

winkkle
09-06-2011, 6:19 PM
well the ones that are melting im pretty sure werent packaged properly. 4 out of 6 where packaged with styrofoam and the 2 that are melting werent. So i believe they took a beating during shipping. nedless to say im getting some more shipped on the house.