Coral Care: Zoanthids are a very sturdy, easy-to-keep species of coral, making them an excellent choice for beginners.
Zoas are members of the same subclass as stony corals and corallimorpharia. They lack a calcium-based skeleton, which allows them to tolerate changes in alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium levels. However, like most corals and fishes, they cannot tolerate changes in PH, Temp, or salinity. Zoas are non-aggressive and can become victims to another coral’s sting or toxins, if exposed. They also have a protective coating that can entice fish to “nip” at the coral. The corals can die if a fish removes their outer coating.
Water Flow: Medium
Light Intensity: Medium
Feeding: Symbiotic algae called Zooxanthellae supplies the majority of their nutritional requirements through photosynthesis. However, they do benefit from direct feedings of Oyster-Feast, Roti-Feast, and mysis shrimp.
Location(s): Zoanthids can be found in various locations, including the Atlantic coast off North America, and in tropical and subtropical waters.
Acclimation: Proper acclimation is extremely important considering the stress imposed on live corals and fish during the shipping process. Please review our Acclimation Guide before introducing your new fish and/or corals to your aquarium.
Photography: Photos are taken under Radion G4 Pros, 100% Violet, 100% UV, 100% Deep Blue, 50% Blue.