• Anthias, Redback

Anthias, Redback

Product Description

Product Description

The Button Polyp has the ability to sting other polyps or corals. While the sting is not strong, be sure to provide sufficient space between the Button Polyp and other corals because of its semi-aggressive temperament and potential to crowd out neighbors. Similar to other Zoanthus Colony Polyp Corals, the Button Polyp is easy to maintain, making it a good choice for beginner reef aquarists. The Button Polyp requires moderate light levels combined with medium water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, the Button Polyp will also require the addition of iodine and other trace elements. Under ideal conditions, the Button Polyp will multiply without difficulty in home reef aquariums by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth) to increase the size of the colony. The Button Polyp contains the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae which satisfies almost all of its nutritional requirements. If the lighting is not optimal, the Button Polyp should be fed micro-plankton or baby brine shrimp. It is common to receive a rock that is not completely covered in polyps. However, under the right conditions, they will quickly spread across this and surrounding rocks in the aquarium.


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