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Old 01/03/2018, 09:33 AM   #1
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First zoas/palys

I just got a shipping notice for my first zoas. First corals for that matter. I also ordered some reusable shoulder length nitrile gloves, but they probably wonít make it before the zoas. One of them is labeled a Green People Eater Paly, so Iím a little nervous. I guess Iíll just have to use regular disposable gloves when handling them and placing for now.

Any idea what the other ones are? They were all $1 so probably nothing special, but I liked the blue one and figured I might as well get the other ones. Any tips for getting them to grow quicker? I have a pair of young o. clowns that are probably going to be checking them out because theyíre hosting in a fake anemone.


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Old 01/03/2018, 11:33 AM   #2
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We touch our zoas when moving them. In fact I held and stirred on in dip for 5 minutes the other day to get a nudibrach out of it. No ill effects. I think only certain kinds or boiling any of them is dangerous.


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Old 01/03/2018, 01:41 PM   #3
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One of them is labeled a Green People Eater Paly, so Iím a little nervous.
Don't worry, they won't actually eat you

Welcome to the zoa addiction! They are awesome, relatively easy to care for, and come in crazy colors. I love them. Don't think any of those carry and names really. Just handle with care and you should be fine. As for growing faster, find a spot in the tank they like, they'll do the rest.


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Old 01/04/2018, 08:56 AM   #4
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You are fine to handle them, they wont hurt you...Zoas were some of my first corals as well in my tank and I can tell you that the best thing for them is to find a spot in the tank where they are happy then leave them alone! I spot feed from time to time and they seem to like that as well.


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Old 01/04/2018, 02:35 PM   #5
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They made it! I floated them, dipped them (found a tiny white long ďbugĒ) and put them in my tank with the lights off. The tank is in my kitchen so thereís some natural sunlight that hits it.


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Old 01/04/2018, 07:46 PM   #6
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I think people get in trouble when they are handling/fragging palys and have an open wound or something on their finger for example. I handle zoas all the time without gloves. I also don't own palys.

Either way... what website is that where you ordered from.


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Old 01/04/2018, 08:55 PM   #7
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Use precautions as advised! If its this one just leave it alone ! It contains lots of palytoxin !! Its deadly !!


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Old 01/04/2018, 10:11 PM   #8
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Ordered from Whereís Nemo down in Utah through eBay.

The gloves came tonight. I just used disposables while dipping earlier today. Iíde rather be safe than sorry... I usually do have cuts or scratches on my hands and arms. Hazards of my other loves: 5 kids and a farm.

They have opened a little bit, but Iím not sure which one is the Paly yet.


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