Protopalythoa sp. (Button Polyp)

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Protopalythoa sp. (Button Polyp)

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:42 pm

Source: liveaquaria.com

QUICK STATS
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Lighting: Moderate
  • Waterflow: Medium
  • Placement: Middle
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
  • Color Form: Green, Tan
  • Origin: Fiji, Indonesia
  • Family: Zoanthidae
  • Insert Date: 19 February 2011


The Protopalythoa Button Polyp Corals, also referred to as Moon Polyps, Encrusting Anemones, or Sea Mats, are generally brown or tan in color, but may also be green and fluoresce under actinic lighting. They are a colonial animal with multiple individual polyps attached to a piece of live rock or coral rubble.
They are very easy to maintain in the reef aquarium. Their polyps have the ability to sting other animals and are semi-aggressive, therefore, they need to have space between their colony and any neighbors. They also grow rapidly and will crowd out their neighbors including any sessile life. They require a medium light level combined with a medium to strong water movement within the aquarium. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony. For continued good health, they will also require the addition of iodine and other trace elements to the water.

The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within their bodies provides the majority of their nutritional requirements through photosynthesis. They benefit from weekly feedings of micro-plankton or brine shrimp which should be fed to each individual of the colony.


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Moved to rsm

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:42 pm

Because the fragtank is now being prepared for an overflow the more fragile corals moved to the sump for the time being.
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Added species, recovering

Post  thierry on Thu May 12, 2011 1:06 pm

Today I went to find the species, and I died. Also the button is recovering nicely in the RSM
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Cleaning 22-6-2011

Post  thierry on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:23 am

Moved this coral back into the fragtank again. He now has a red mushroom attached to the rock as well.
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Overview

Post  thierry on Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:51 am

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Rebuild 6-7

Post  thierry on Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:58 pm

The button polyp now moved into the crab part of the aquarium.
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Rebuild 16-7

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