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  • Polyp, Zoanthid Fire & Ice

Polyp, Zoanthid Fire & Ice

Product Description

Product Description

Zoanthus Colony Polyps have the ability to sting other polyps or corals. While the sting is not strong, be sure to provide sufficient space between them and other corals because of its semi-aggressive temperament and potential to crowd out neighbors. Zoanthus Colony Polyps are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for beginner reef aquarists. They require moderate light levels combined with medium water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, Colony Polyps will also require the addition of iodine and other trace elements. Under ideal conditions, the Colony 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 Colony Polyp contains the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae which satisfies almost all of its nutritional requirements. If the lighting is not optimal, the Colony 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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Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Semi-aggressive