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Coral Spotlight | Zoanthids and Palythoas

Discussion in 'Zoanthids and Palythoa' started by mikejrice, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. mikejrice

    mikejrice Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Common names: zoos, zoanthids, button polyps, palythoas, palys

    Difficulty Level:Zoanthids are extremely tolerant and a great choice for beginners due to their fast growth speed and broad range of colors.

    Feeding: These corals prefer phytoplankton though their primary source of nutrition is photosynthesis.

    Lighting (Level 4 to 10):Zoas will adapt to almost any type of lighting although care should be taken when moving them into higher lighting areas.

    Water flow: These corals do well with moderate to high water flow.

    Placement: Zoas are fast growers which have the ability to encroach upon most hard corals and shade them out over time. They grow toward their light source, so try to keep susceptible corals out of their path.

    General: These corals come in an endless variety of colors and sizes. Though they are nearly the same biologically their unique zooxanthellae has given them endless names in reference to their color. Many of these colors are dependent on lighting conditions and will color morph under the wrong type of lighting

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  2. mikejrice

    mikejrice Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    “Scrambled Eggs”

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    mikejrice Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    “Fire and Ice”

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  4. mikejrice

    mikejrice Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    There’s no better pattern to fill a frame with than a field of colorful zoanthids! Who’s growing a nice colony of these ones?

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  5. mikejrice

    mikejrice Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    “Sunny D” palythoas are some of my favorite polyps.

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  6. flagg37

    flagg37 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    What are your thoughts on paly toxin? I know some people that are deathly afraid of it and take safety precautions to the max and others that think it’s just a bunch of hype.
     
  7. mikejrice

    mikejrice Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    I think it’s largely hype fueled by a few isolated cases where it actually affected people. It’s worth taking some precautions, but it’s not something to avoid them all together over.


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  8. mikejrice

    mikejrice Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nice close shot of these ones. I wanna call them “Solar Eclipse” but I’m really not sure on this one...

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    mikejrice Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Another nice one. It’s hard not to post pictures of every different strain I see.

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  10. mikejrice

    mikejrice Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    “Pin Wheel” zoanthids

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