1. Welcome to the shiny new site! Please have a look around and let us know how its working for you. Please note that all returning members will need to reset your passwords to login again. Click on "forgot password" to reset your password. Thanks
    Dismiss Notice

'Common' Palythoa ID please

Discussion in 'Zoanthid Identification - ZOA IDs' started by Sour137, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod

    So I got this palythoa a couple of weeks ago from a tank breakdown in Denver. The guy described it as a common palythoa, and since I got a bunch of new zoas and palys from the DBTC swap I decided I should research palythoa poisoning, just in case. Reading the description of the heliodiscus variety this coral immediately jumped out to me. The stripes radiating from the mouth, to me, fits the description pretty well. What do you guys think? Is this one of the highly toxic varieties? How should I go about keeping it contained?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    All palythoa are highly toxic and cation should be taken when handling, or fragging them. That being said, dont let that scare you from putting them in your tanks. Just dont handle them with open wounds on your hands, wash your hands if you do handle them. If you take them out of the tank to frag them, be sure to wear gloves and eye protection
     
    Cherub and Sour137 like this.
  3. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    What he said. +1

    In addition, this kind of paly grows rapidly without much asthetic quality to offer. You should dump them for something more pleasing to your eyes. If you like them keep them but this will turn into a major portion of your real estate.

    I've become quite picky on what I allow in my reef. I have a frag I can donate you of rainbow palys that grow quick as well and will brighten up your tank. PM if interested.
     
  4. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod

    Well, I lucked out and got 5 new palys/zoas from the DBTC swap. Utter Chaos, Purple Death, Pink Zippers, Bam Bams, and Rastas. Are any of those a faster growing variety?
     
  5. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Those are all nice and if they grow fast for you then you're in luck lol. Most of those are zoas too. Was just giving you a heads up on that specific paly and offered a free replacement
     
  6. Off The Deep End

    Off The Deep End Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    +1 Gabe knows his Zoa's/Paly's
     
  7. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod

    I figured they were. The on in the op was my first of either, so I'm still learning about he differences. Where would I have to go to pick the rainbow paly up?
     
  8. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Centennial, Yosemite and Dry Creek area. About a mile from Park Meadows mall
     
  9. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod

    Yeah, that's a tad far for me. I don't have a car otherwise I could do it, so I have to depend on the transportation of others. For now I'll stick to what I have and move those unsightly palys away from difficult to remove areas like that rock.
     
  10. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    that's a good plan. What part of town are you at?
     
  11. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod

    I'm all the way up in Berthoud. It's inbetween Longmont and Loveland.
     
  12. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    oh yeah kinda far with out a car. Ok well if you ever are in the area let me know
     
  13. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod

    Will do
     

Share This Page