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…

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…

Zoanthids: Tough as Nails but Powerfully Potent

They belong to genera with names like Zoanthus, Parazoanthus, and Palythoa. They’re sometimes called sea mats, button polyps, or colonial anemones. Reef hobbyists commonly refer to them as “zoas.” Whatever name you apply to them, the zoanthids (family Zoanthidae) enjoy…

No fewer than four new species of zoanthids discovered in Florida waters

Colin Foord recently co-authored a peer-reviewed scientific paper on four new species of Zoanthids in Florida waters. The zoanthids were discovered by expeditions undertaken by Coral Morphologic and several of the new species are occasionally offered on the Caribbean livestock…

Steamed Palythoas send well-informed aquarist to the emergency room, nearly to the grave

Palythoa toxin from Palythoa and Zoanthus polyps is widely known to be one of the most poisonous substances in the natural world, gram for gram. Armed with this knowledge a well-informed aquarist suited up for Palythoa removal duty from one of his aquarium rocks…

Help us rename the “Rama Lama Ding Dong” zoanthids

We stopped by AquaSD in San Diego yesterday and we were really taken by these beautiul large zoanthids with the most awful hobby name. The large zoanthids pictured above have the most beautiful combination of green mouths, green center oral…