Difficulty Level: Zoanthids, commonly known as "Zoas," are one of the more forgiving corals, making them suitable for those new to the marine aquarium hobby. Their adaptability to various lighting and flow conditions, coupled with their resilience to a range of water parameters, make them an excellent choice for beginners.
Temperature: between 72°F and 80°F.
pH: 7.8 -8.4
Placement in Tank:
Zoanthids should be placed in areas with moderate lighting and water flow within the aquarium. Their placement should ideally allow them some space to spread.
Compatibility with Other Corals: Zoanthids are generally not aggressive corals and tend to cohabitate well with other varieties of Zoanthids. However, they can grow and spread, so it's important to ensure they have enough space and don't crowd out neighboring species in the aquarium.
Intensity: Zoanthids prefer moderate lighting conditions. While they are adaptable and can survive in various lighting scenarios, providing them with moderate to high-intensity lighting
Duration: 8 - 10 hours per day
Flow Level: Zoanthids prefer moderate Flow conditions but can thrive under many flow conditions.
Dietary Needs: Zoanthids primarily rely on photosynthesis due to their symbiotic relationship with zooxanthellae, tiny algae living within their tissues. However, they can benefit from direct feeding, which provides additional nutrients.
Recommended Foods: Zoanthids appreciate small, marine-based foods like zooplankton (rotifers and baby brine shrimp) and phytoplankton. Some aquarists also use brand-name coral foods available in the market that are suitable for soft corals.
Feeding Frequency: If choosing to directly feed, once to twice a week should suffice. It's important not to overfeed, as this can compromise water quality. Always monitor their response and adjust feeding frequency accordingly.
More about Zoanthids
Zoanthids are a type of coral that are popular among aquarists for their colorful and vibrant appearance. They are found in a variety of colors, including shades of pink, purple, yellow, and green, and have a unique and attractive patterning. Zoanthids are easy to care for and can thrive in a range of aquarium environments, making them a popular choice for both beginner and experienced aquarists. They are also known for their ability to adapt to changes in their environment, which allows them to thrive in a range of water conditions. Zoanthids are often used to add color and visual interest to a saltwater aquarium, and can be paired with a variety of other coral species to create a diverse and stunning display.