Zoanthus sp. (Colony Polyp, Radioactive Dragon Eye)

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Zoanthus sp. (Colony Polyp, Radioactive Dragon Eye)

Post  thierry on Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:36 pm

Source: liveaquaria.com

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  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Lighting: Moderate
  • 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: Indonesia, Vanuatu
  • Family: Zoanthidae
  • Insert Date: 10 March 2012


The Radioactive Dragon Eye Colony Polyp glows with an inner fire sure to have fellow Zoanthid collectors burning green with envy. This amazing color morph exudes a supernatural beauty that immediately elevates your reef aquarium status. Due to its relative ease-of-care, the Radioactive Dragon Eye Colony Polyp makes a great choice for avid Zoa collector or budding reef aquarium hobbyist.
The Radioactive Dragon Eye Colony Polyp sports a gorgeous jade-green plate with an indigo blue ring. A luminous halo of chartreuse tentacles is enhanced by the repeating, colonial nature of the Radioactive Dragon Eye Colony Polyp. Over time, an established colony of Radioactive Dragon Eye Colony Polyp will create a surreal reef aquarium display that is truly one-of-a-kind.

The Radioactive Dragon Eye Colony Polyp is a spectacular color variety of Zoanthus Colony Polyp Corals (also known as Sea Mats, or Button Polyps). As colonial animals, the Radioactive Dragon Eye Colony Polyp is made up of multiple individual polyps attached to a piece of live rock.

The Radioactive Dragon Eye Colony Polyp has the ability to sting other polyps or corals. While the sting is not strong, be sure to provide sufficient space between the Radioactive Dragon Eye Colony Polyp and other corals because of its semi-aggressive temperament and potential to crowd out neighbors.

Similar to other Zoanthus Colony Polyp Corals, the Radioactive Dragon Eye Colony Polyp is easy to maintain, making it a good choice for beginner reef aquarists. The Radioactive Dragon Eye Colony Polyp requires moderate to high light levels combined with medium water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, the Radioactive Dragon Eye Colony Polyp will also require the addition of iodine and other trace elements.

Under ideal conditions, the Radioactive Dragon Eye 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 Radioactive Dragon Eye Colony Polyp contains the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae which satisfies almost all of its nutritional requirements. If the lighting is not optimal, the Radioactive Dragon Eye 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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Post  thierry on Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:39 pm

Bought this from Seaflower for 17,50. Currently in the frag tank hoping it will spawn relatively quick.
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