Here are pictures of one of the colonies that was very infected with the "pox". I had posted a thread to identify this back a month ago or so.
Funny thing is that at first it seemed that there were more zoas in my tank that were inflicted by this. I had originally thought I would remove a whole rock that seemed to have some "sickly" zoas on it just cause I had read that it was very contagious, and I didn't want it to wipe out all my beautiful zoas. I don't know what exactly made me "put it off" but I think it was like first I waited for pay day to order the Furan-2 because no one in my town sold it. SO they didn't sell it on a site that I had to order other things from... it got put off more... FINALLY I ordered it from Dr. Foster and Smith when I ordered my salt mix. the salt mix came the next day, the furan-2 came a week later... no kidding.
Anyhew, it seems that all but 2 of the identical type of zoanthids were still inflicted enough where they were beginning to melt a bit, and most were pinched closed.
The colony infected still where an all blue 1/8 inch varity with green mouths and brown skirts.
(Top right of this picture, I can't find a better one unfortunately)
I started the treatment on Tuesday night. In the notes of the above mentioned article it was hard for me to tell if I was to make this "furan-2 and water mix" in a little quarantine tank... or in a bowl. And if in a bowl... how much water? How much of these "packets" were in a "capsule" like the directions called for? How long if in a QT? Can I treat the whole tank??? (This is a big NO in my opinion..although this guy seems to think it would be ok)
As you can tell the article had good information but there wasn't a cut and dry method that was used. Even the active ingredients are different for Furan-2 then was referenced in the article.
Background on the "Meds"
Furan-2 is a anti-bacterial fish medication that treats a wide variety of GRAM-Negative bacteria. It is an API "Pro Series" product that is used on fish with tail/ fin rot, bacterial gill disease, body slime and eye cloud etc. The active ingredients are: 60 mg
Nitrofurazone and 25 mg
Furazolidone. Each dose comes in a paper packet and there are 10 packets in each box.
If you have read this much, I hope that the method I will outline next will help you in alleviating your zoa
I am only 4 days into this process and plan to contenue in the same method until my zoas seem to be cured or die or I run out of packets... whichever comes first