Zoanthids

Two new species of Azoox Zoanthids from west pacific coral reefs

The northwest pacific is a part of the world known for its coral reefs and two newly described species are helping add to the region’s biodiversity. The new zoanthids are part of an overview published last month covering the Epizoanthus of the…

Why is the aquarium hobby so addicting?

We have all heard and know about the addictions that are frequently talked about such as the addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, eating, and sex. But in reality virtually anything can be addicting as is the case with seemingly lesser…

Jourdy’s 90 Gallon reef tank will add a burst of color to your day

Jourdy’s 90 Gallon reef tank first caught our eye with an explosion of colorful Zoanthids. It made us think someone spilled a bag of skittles in the tank and somehow they starting sprouting Zoas. Can you taste the rainbow? What makes Jourdy’s 90…

Top 7 new coral species of 2015

2015 was a record-setting year for new species of corals, not in terms of the number of new descriptions, but in sheer biological extremes and new discoveries. There were far more new species of reef fish described in 2015, but…

The Unique Corals ’experience’

It has been a great reefing year for me, in that I have set up two new tanks for myself, been to MACNA and all three Reefaploozas and the topper, I have been to the facilities of the four enterprises that…

Two new species of azoox zoanthids, Palythoa mizigama & P. umbrosa

Two new species of zoanthids, Palythoa mizigama & Palythoa umbrosa were described earlier this year but we’re just now getting a good look at the appearance of these novel zoanthids. What makes the two new Palythoa species really interesting is not…

Please Watch this Important Video on Palytoxin!

Many of us are inspired to keep marine life for its exotic beauty or interesting behavior. But if we’re being perfectly honest, we have to admit there’s also something intriguing about keeping—and displaying to our friends and family—marine organisms that…

Palytoxin from Palythoa zoanthids is really, REALLY dangerous

If we could have your attention please, this is an important public service announcement from your neighborhood Reef Builders to let you know to be very careful when handling your Palythoa zoanthids. Zoanthids are hardy, neigh indestructible flower animals of…

Top 5 invasive corals that border on being aquarium pests

We’re so used to thinking of corals as precious and delicate, it’s hard to imagine some of them are invasive species in our aquariums. Invasive corals in the wild are a real problem, with sun coral Tubastrea having two established species…

Tyler Bell’s Zoanthid tree is an exquisite concept of coral display

Corals are such adaptive creatures, they are amenable to being positioned and grown into all kinds of shapes and positions. Tyler Bell’s Zoanthid Tree is an impressive collection of many popular strains of Zoanthus and Palythoa species arranged into an unforgettable bouquet…