A coral for comic fans! This Palythoa comes in colors of blue and red which reminds on the super hero Captain America.
You will receive a frag with at least 3 polyps.
Some species of Palythoa may contain Palytoxin. Therefore be careful when handling this animal.
Photos are samples:
1. Top view Daylight - 12.000 K
2. Top view Blue light - 20.000 K
3. Reef tank shot
4. Variation of frags
Palythoa differ slightly in their appearance from Zoanthus. As a general rule, they form much larger polyps, which can sometimes be further apart. The tentacles of the Palythoa are usually pointed.
Palythoa are grateful corals in a reef tank
Palythoa have few requirements and can adapt to a wide range of light intensities. Slowly adjust your Palythoa to intense light, because too low an lighting is always better tolerated than too high. Nevertheless, even very colorful species show best colors and growth under strong lighting. Choose the intensity of flow so that no sediments can deposit on the Palythoa.
How do I place Palythoa in the aquarium?
We deliver our corals fixed on a frag plug. You can either fix this plug in your reef structure or you can glue it with coral- or super glue to the desired position. The frag plugs have a small stem, which can be easily cut off with pliers if it is disturbing.
Are Palythoa poisonous?
Yes, some Palythoa contain the so-called palytoxin. Even reef hobbyiests have already made acquaintance with the poison - e.g. when fragmenting or cleaning reef rocks. Symptoms of poisoning are associated with headaches, fever, breathing problems and chest pain. Therefore you should generally be careful when handling Zoanthus or Palythoa.
24 - 27 °C
no direct feeding necessary light dissolved nutrients
Nitrate: 5 - 15 mg/l Phosphate: 0.03 - 0.1 mg/l Salinity (PSU): 32 - 35 Alkalinity: 7 - 9 °dKH Calcium: 400 - 450 mg/l Magnesium: 1250 - 1500 mg/l