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Old 08-25-2007, 04:16 PM   5 links from elsewhere to this Post. Click to view. #1 (permalink)
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Default Zoa eating Nudibranch & flatworms Eating Wrasses

Zoa eating Nudibranch Eating Wrasses
Many of us have had the unfortunate experience of combating Nudibranchs in the past. I don't wish them on anyone as they will wreck continuous havoc on a zoanthid population. Many will only keep Palythoas as a sort of proactive measure to keeping their reefs Nudi free. It is still possible, if great care is not taken, to infest your tank with Nudibranchs. They will Hitchhike on rocks without a single zoanthid present. It certainly happened to me many moons ago, I simply forgot to dip and true enough, BAM, a Nudi. I have seen them in stores on rocks without a single zoanthid or palythoa on the rocks. From many hours of just watching them, they will consume one rock, then travel to find more polyps to consume and yes, they will travel across other rocks to get to the next colony they want to devastate.

Dipping, close visual inspection and QTing are the most noted ways of preventing infestations, but a good hunter always on the prowl will also decrease the amount of time the infestation will occur. For this reason, lets create a list of known Nudibranch consuming Wrasses for future reference. Listed below are a few that I have heard of, but I'm sure their are many many more, so please take a moment to share everyone. It could truly help a fellow reefer in need some day.
All WRASSES
1. Yellow Coris
2. 4,6 and 8 Line The 6line ( can be a real PITA ) MAY kill other wrasses
3. Lunar
4. Possum (reefsafe)
5. Orange Striped
6. Christmas ( questionable with inverts will kill starfishes )
7. Pink Striped
8. green coris
9. leopard wrasses ENEY
Not a wrasse the target mandarin,
Some have said most anything in the Halichores Family as they are serious stalkers.
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hey man i dont think wrasses for evil nudis found yet..if there is one that would be most sought after wrasse
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im positive he meant nudis.. Lfduty wrasses eat nudys which is appropriate size, but this fish is not a solution, because they dont go after little bustards hiding deep in the colony. and the eggs . and new borne which is microscopic but as evil
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Then you dont know a 6line I have Been dilling with nudis a long time and they will godeep in a colony and No they wont eat the eggs but that ok they will be food later
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Research, research, research each individual species you intend to own. I do my research be for I ever POST
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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im positive he meant nudis.. Lfduty wrasses eat nudys which is appropriate size, but this fish is not a solution, because they dont go after little bustards hiding deep in the colony. and the eggs . and new borne which is microscopic but as evil

I did some research on that ,found a post saying they do. I never saw one those eat nudis thou.

still tryna find more post on it .
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that is awesome.. im not sure that it is sure solution for the problem though..
i meant that nudis is a really a doom for zoa keepers and we have to deal with losses after deeps and stuff.. and now so simple - get a fish.. i guess zoa keepers should give it a good check
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Go to www.zoaid.com
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http://www.zoaid.com/index.php?modul...&g2_itemId=384
is this the one ? what would you want me to see there?
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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No not you its for eney one that see this it good to see for eney thing doing with ZOA's
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Old 08-26-2007, 02:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Here is an older picture i took of the critters.

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Old 08-26-2007, 03:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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this is a great thread! Maybe we should post all creatures that may potentially eat nudi's besides wrasses also. (if anyone can think of any)
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thank's for the pic's
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