Blue Hornets Zoanthid

SKU: 3-7-S1-E01-06
Regular price $51.08 USD
Regular price -27% $69.99 USD Sale price $51.08 USD

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Care Level for Aquacultured Hammer Coral

Ease of Care: Moderate. While aquacultured Hammer Corals are generally hardier and more adaptable to aquarium life than their wild-caught counterparts, they still require stable water conditions and careful placement.

Lighting: Moderate. Hammer Corals thrive under moderate lighting conditions. LED lights or T5 fluorescent bulbs capable of providing a broad spectrum are suitable for promoting healthy growth and coloration.

Water Flow: Moderate to Strong. A good water flow is essential for Hammer Coral, as it helps to keep the coral clean, aids in feeding, and prevents sediment from settling on its surface.

Water Parameters: Stability is key. Maintain a temperature range of 75-80°F (24-27°C), a pH of 8.1-8.4, and specific gravity of 1.023-1.025. Regular monitoring and maintenance of calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium levels are also important to support skeletal growth.

Dietary Needs: Predominantly photosynthetic, Hammer Corals benefit from the symbiotic algae (zooxanthellae) within their tissues. They also respond well to occasional direct feedings.

Recommended Foods: Feeding with mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, or specially formulated coral foods can provide additional nutrients and promote fuller polyp extension and growth.

Feeding Frequency: Direct feeding once or twice a week is sufficient, though they will also capture food particles from the water column.

What Our Clients Say About Us

David Tannenbaum
in the last week

Just got my first order in. Came the next day. Packaging was perfectly done and better than many other coral dealers. Each was clearly ID'd in specimen jars with care instructions for each one individually. The prior day I hadn't specified a delivery date (which is a great feature) and they called me to verify. Absolutely flawless experience and I'll be back. Really reasonable prices on corals as well. Worth every penny.

Erwin Bertomolde
a month ago

100% recommended, I had doubts about buy corals on line, but I trusted in Riptide Aquaculture and I’m satisfied with my choice, excellent service, All corals arrived in good conditions, good colors, and good shape.

Daniel Zia
a month ago

Excellent coral buying experience. All four corals arrived intact, each was packed in sufficient water and tripled bagged. Shipped from florida to california in 24 hrs. Communication was excellent and they adjusted delivery date per my request.

Mark Stover
a month ago

I just ordered 9 coral during Riptides recent reef2reef tiki sale. I requested they be delivered on a set day, but they realized that it may be too cold for shipping so they requested that it be moved out a week. The following week they shipped on time and the packaging was excellent. Heat pack inside the styrofoam box kept the coral warm in transit and each coral was triple bagged. They all were healthy and looked great when they arrived. One was kind of small, but I can’t really complain as it was only $5 during the sale. Overall I was very pleased with the entire process. I would highly recommend them.

a month ago

Really fun buying during the Tiki Torch Sale! (That may be the wrong name 🤷). Regardless, the sale was a ton of fun and I got some really amazing pieces for a crazy good price. They had crazy $5 specials, just had to be fast enough. You could win three of them, and you have to buy three at discounted prices. Really awesome selection, got way more than three at the prices they had. Really great shipping, worked around my schedule. Due to weather delays, several orders came in today so I received about 35 pieces total. The packaging was really well done and getting these guys settled into the tank was a breeze. All of them are mostly out in just a couple of hours. So awesome! Not a single complaint for these guys! Will be back for the next sale.