Submitted by melev on Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:48
Zoanthids come in all types and colors. These are golden in color with a light blue iris, and seem to grow slowly. Zoanthids can be toxic to humans, and cause respiratory problems or worse, so always be sure to wash your hands after handling them. You don't want anything in your eyes, your mouth, or in an open cut. Be smart.
Submitted by melev on Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:45
Another trade yielded these rather large Teal Zoanthids, often referred to as Palys. Each mouth is a fine line in neon-green. The individual polyped head is at least 2 to 3 times larger than typical zoanthids. Their proximity to other zoas doesn't appear to cause any chemical warfare.
Submitted by melev on Sat, 12/03/2016 - 00:33
The blue tang or Hippo Tang is quickly recognized by most anyone these days since movies like Finding Nemo and Finding Dory featured this fish. It's a Regal tang, Paracanthurus hepatus, and I've kept a few over the years. They are fast swimmers, love space, and will seek shelter in the oddest places.
Submitted by melev on Tue, 11/22/2016 - 05:30
Sundial snails prey on zoanthids, and usually come in on zoa rocks. These snails are easy to spot, and can be removed with forceps.
Submitted by melev on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 04:13
This is a Zoanthid colony, with the majority of the polyps open. Along the top you can see some closed up polyps as well.
Submitted by melev on Thu, 11/17/2016 - 22:25
At a club meeting, I was able to capture these beautiful Yellowish Zoanthids - Zoanthus sp. - with my digital camera. There are brown ones off to the right. These are on display in a gorgeous 300+ gallon reef tank at Aquarium Environments in Dallas.
Submitted by melev on Thu, 11/17/2016 - 21:55
My first zoanthid ever, they were likely the first type to ever get a nickname back in 2002.