Light Level: Moderate to High
Water Flow: Moderate
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Zoanthids are without a doubt some of the most popular soft corals for beginners and experts alike. Fast growing, super hardy, and available in every color of the rainbow, they are easy to keep and fun to collect. New and unusual color morphs are always being sought, but even the 'common' variants often possess stunning colors.
Other soft polyps, such as Palythoas, Yellow Polyps, Xenia, and Star Polyps are all very similar in requirements to the Zoanthids and are equally hardy. All of these soft polyps are easy to frag. Most grow by encrusting mats or runners over the liverock to which they are attached. This can then be cut inbetween polyps, usually with little harm to parent or frag.
Zoanthid corals are some of the most popular, colorful, and hardiest corals you can collect for your saltwater tank. Zoanthids are also referred to as Zoas, Zoos, or button polyps. Zoanthid corals are found in many colors and are quite simply a beautiful addition to your tank. The Zoanthid coral attracts both new and experienced aquarium reef keepers. The ease of Zoanthid coral care is a huge bonus to newbies and the bright beautiful colors keep the experienced reef keepers coming back for more.