palythoa

The Xenomorph Coral Could Only Have Been a Zoanthid

The Xenomorph coral is an amorphous new species of zoanthid that reminds some people of the face-hugging extra terrestrials from popular culture. Many types of corals are pretty alien looking already but this newly described species of zoanthid is really…

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…

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…

Amazing Aquarium’s soft coral display will lull you into a hypnotic trance

I think it’s so unfair that people don’t give soft coral enough credit. I’m not talking about zoanthids, those single limited edition collectable polyps that cost as much as an emerald ring doesn’t quite cut it for me. I’m talking…

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…