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10/15/2016, 10:11 AM
On my zoa (had about 3 weeks) I noticed there were some wispy arms coming on the side. It has grown new polyps and they came in completely differntly so I have no idea what this is. Can you please help. (Picture attached)

1. Temp of tank: 80
2. All parameters including , Alk, PH, Mag etc and even Calcium in my opinion: alk: 11.2-12 PH: 7.8, Mag: 1440, Calc: 425. Nitrate: 8-12 Nitrite: 0 Ammonia: 0
3. Salinity: 1.026
4. Is it a frag, colony, new addition, wild caught or not, shipped or pick up? : Frag from WWC 3 or so weeks ago.
5. Have you made any changes just prior to or during the issue?: No changes to the tank
6. List the current/flow, even lighting when applicable.: bottom 1/3 of tank, indirect flow LED Lighting

10/15/2016, 10:34 AM
Might be aptasia. Color looks wrong but structure is looks correct.

Your alk levels are a little high @11.2-12dkh.

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10/15/2016, 10:40 AM
Thanks vhuang168. I working to slowly lower the Alk with 5% water changes with a goal of 10-11.

10/15/2016, 01:22 PM
My vote is aptasia also...

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10/15/2016, 05:58 PM
Its an aiptasia.

A. Grandis
10/15/2016, 10:24 PM
I think alkalinity and nitrates are kind of high.
Try to bring the temp down to 79F, if you can. Not a big deal though.
I like alkalinity around 9.
I keep my nitrates and phosphates both undetectable.

Yep that's an Aiptasia.
Remove frag from the tank and scrape it off sideways with a knife or razor ASAP...
Make sure you wear gloves and be careful not to poke the zoa.


10/20/2016, 10:15 AM
Aptasia... dip your coral..

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10/20/2016, 03:46 PM
Dips don't kill Aptasia.

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10/23/2016, 11:06 AM
Dips don't kill Aptasia.

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Dips in pure ammonia do! (And they kill the coral too... so don't do that! Hahaha)

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11/14/2016, 12:39 AM
Wear glasses, get a container with tank.water in it.... scrape it with a blade making sure no foot or. Pieces left behind rise it off with the tank water. After that I 2 I'll go to the extend of getting a paper towel and wiping the area of.the aiptasias old location to remove and excess or spores.

11/18/2016, 11:30 AM
Aptasia for sure.
They pop up in my tank from time to time, sometimes on the plug like you have here.
Just get a bottle of Aptasia X and you'll only need one small dose per head.
That said, I'd hurry up if I were you because those things multiply like rabbits.