Often called zoas, zoanthids or zoa polyps, saltwater zoanthid corals are small soft corals ranging in color from blue, red, yellow, pink and many incredible variations you will only find in zoanthids and palythoas. Zoanthid & Palythoa Corals grow in sheets across rocks in the Saltwater Aquarium. Highly varied in color and pattern, zoas are one of the most sought after corals of many aquarists.
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Rare Zoanthids, like Fruit Loop Zoas, Rasta Zoas & LA Laker Zoas, Red Hornet Zoas, Pinwheel Zoas & Space Monster Zoanthids are often quite expensive and in high demand. The collector of these soft corals is typically smitten with the many variations these pretties possess. According to most hobbyists, Zoanthid Corals are the easiest of all corals to care for and grow. Many collectors have seperate frag tanks specifically for zoanthids and palys since they have some of the most forging water requirements of all corals. A Zoanthid Garden of highly sought after zoas is one of the most beautiful things you can ever see and well worth the time energy and money you will invest to get it. Many collectors have aquired theior own claim to fame simply from their zoanthid garden.
The reef tank photoperiod for Zoanthids that we follow is approx 9 hours of light - with our Radion XR G14 Radion Pro Lights controlled by the ReefLink. We have an 1.5 hour of ramp up - followed by 2 hours at 40% and then 2 Hours at 60% then another 2 hours at 40% followed by the ramp down of 1.5 hours. We use a high percentage of blue with whites only during the main portion of the photoperiod.
Zoa Coral Care is typically easy, with most zoas being tolerant of a large range of lighting and flow. Deep water zoas can be slightly more sensitive to bright light, however with patience, these saltwater animals can adapt to many aquarium setups. With deep water zoanthids, it is important to place them low in the tank, sheltered from the light, or with shorter photoperiods, gradually moving up in the tank , or increasing photoperiod, over the course of a several weeks.
We use Reef Roids for our zoanthid food approximately 3-4 times per week. On occasion the feeding happens more frequently when 2 people double up on the feeding. Zoanthids are happy eaters and enjoy a wide variety of food products. The reef roids feeding is a pretty easy process of mixing reef roids into tank water and turkey basting the food around the corals - it is easier for the corals if we limit the flow during feeding time.
The easiest way to grow zoanthids is by feeding zoanthids a well balanced meal of plankton, zoo plankton, phytoplankton or other small micro sized food particles found in nature. They are happy, easy corals that love to eat and reproduce. Zoanthids typically use Asexual reproduction to replicate themseleves and expand their colony. Remember, more of me means more real estate, more food, more light and so on. It is in the best interest of the colony to use as much energy as possible to reproduce and by feeding the colony regularly, it will reward you with many babies. Please keep in mind - with feeding, more is not better. Excess food will allow unwanted algae growth and algae can inhibit coral growth by smothering them.