Zoanthus sp. (Button Polyp)

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Zoanthus sp. (Button Polyp)

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:46 pm

Source: liveaquaria.com

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  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Lighting: High
  • Waterflow: Medium
  • Placement: Middle to Top
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
  • Color Form: All sorts
  • Origin: South Pacific
  • Family: Zoanthidae
  • Insert Date: 19 February 2011


The Zoanthus Button Polyp Corals are also referred to as Sea Mats, or Colonial Polyps. Their most common color is green, but are also found in other colors, such as light pink to lavender. They are colonial animals with multiple individual polyps attached to a piece of live rock.
These polyps have the ability to sting other polyps or corals. While the sting is not strong, they are semi-aggressive and need to have space between their colony and any neighbors since they tend to crowd them out. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for beginner reef aquarists. They require a high light level combined with a medium water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, they will also require the addition of iodine and other trace elements to the water.

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.

They contain the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae which provide almost all of their nutritional requirements. Especially if the lighting is not optimal, they should be fed micro-plankton or baby brine shrimp.


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Moved to RSM

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:47 pm

Because the fragtank is now being prepared for an overflow the more fragile corals moved to the Red Sea Max for the time being.
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Recovering, added species

Post  thierry on Thu May 12, 2011 1:16 pm

They are opening again in the RSM, also found and added the species of these buttons.
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Cleaning 22-6-2011

Post  thierry on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:42 am

They moved back into the Fragtank
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Overview

Post  thierry on Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:50 am

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Rebuild 6-7

Post  thierry on Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:11 pm

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Rebuild 16-7

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Sold Kenya Tree and Polyps

Post  thierry on Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:01 pm

Sold another rock with polyps together with a Kenya Tree.

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Cleaning

Post  thierry on Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:04 pm

This rock moved a bit.
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