Alkalinity: 7.5-9 dKH
This specific Blow Pops Zoanthid colony was shot under actinic lighting.
Scientific Name: Zoanthus sp.
Common Aliases: Zoas, Button Polyps
Growth Pattern: Colonizing
Care Level: Beginner
Lighting: Lower half of tank
Flow: Low to High, very tolerant
Most Sensitive to: Photo-inhibition & Pests
Common Problems: Zoa eating nudibranchs, Sundial Snails, Zoa Pox
Where to Start: A good coral dipping protocol to remove pests.
Zoanthids are one of the easiest corals to keep and excellent for beginners.
|Once acclimated they multiple quickly, with only a few exceptions that can be more difficult to grow out into large colonies. Zoanthids are tolerant of a wide range of parameters, but it’s usually best to start them out in the lower half of the tank.|
|Feeding zoanthids dramatically improves their growth rate and sometimes colouration. Actinic lighting will bring out their incredible colours. It’s important to note that some zoanthids grow slower than others, talk to the seller to determine best placement of that specific polyp.|
Lighting & Water Flow:
Zoanthids are not demanding corals to care for, and often do well with low or indirect lighting. However, they are tolerant of a wide range of lighting conditions and can also do well in stronger lighting. The key is in acclimating them to your specific lighting by starting them at the bottom of the tank. Zoanthids are more likely to be damaged from overexposure than underexposure.