Zoanthids

Family In Adelaide Sent To Hospital After Cleaning Reef Tank

Yesterday a story about a woman from Adelaide, Australia spread like wildfire across the internet. With limited information trickling in the bizarre story told that the woman was cleaning her fish tank when a piece of coral feel in causing…

How To Fill Out Your Reef Tank When You’re Just Getting Started

Filling Out Your New Reef Tank One of the biggest challenges for new aquarium hobbyists is patience. It’s not uncommon to have a rock garden in your living room for two months before your aquarium is cycled and ready for its…

Saint Patrick’s Snake Polyps Are The Craziest Zoanthids Ever!

Just in time for St. Patrick’s day, we’ve come across a fantastic colony of snake polyps that totally knocked our socks off. These wildly colored orange and green Isaurus snake polyps are unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, despite being a…

Red Zoanthid Nudibranch Are Beautiful, But Not In My Reef

Corals can harbor such a wide variety of different pests and parasites, that learning about and controlling all of them is a hobby unto itself. This is especially true of live coral dealers who are at the front lines of…

How to Frag Zoanthids

The vast array of color morphs of the easily kept zoanthids and palythoas show why reefers are so drawn to them. The constant desire to have the next named color morph keeps you invested and involved in the hobby. Let’s…

Paradise Zoanthids Make an Appearance at Legendary Corals

Paradise Zoanthids are a unique strain of zoanthids that display a total explosion of color. First recognized by Paradise Corals in 2010, Paradise Zoanthids have been a rare and highly sought after Zoanthid strain since their introduction, and Legendary Corals…

Sphenopus exilis is a New Species of Zoanthid Unlike Any Other

Sphenopus exilis is a new species of zoanthids that goes against almost everything we thought we knew about this group of reef animals. Not only is Sphenopus solitary, but it is also a free living zoanthid which builds itself up with…

Abstract Zoanthid poster is a no-brainer KickStarter project

Everyone loves Zoanthids and Palythoas and we can’t think of a better subject than our beloved polyps to star in their own poster feature. We’ve seen abstracted butterflyfish in their very own poster featuring all the of the species and…

New Zoanthid Species Recruited to Fight Cancer

New species of zoanthids aren’t described all that often, but it turns out that we should be paying more attention to this understudied group of reef animals. One of the four new zoanthid species described from southern Florida, a Palythoa species, has…

‘Clown Face’ zoanthids are part of a whole new breed of Palythoa

Zoanthids are some of the most popular and collectable group of corals for the home aquarium. We’ve never personally been sucked into the zoanthid craze but we’ve always reserved a greater amount of interest and respect for the larger polyped Palythoa…