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Zoanthids also called Zoa's, Palythoa's, and other Polyping Corals

Zoanthids are an order of cnidarians commonly found in coral reefs, the deep sea and many other marine environments around the world. These animals come in a variety of different colonizing formations and in numerous colors. They can be found as individual polyps, attached by a fleshy stolon or a mat that can be created from small pieces of sediment, sand and rock.

Zoanthid and Palythoa polyps (bigger brother to the zoanthid), are colonial type corals. Colonial, means each coral is a colony of seperate polyps living together. Extremely hardy and an excellent beginner coral. They will survive in almost any type of reef tank. They will tolerate very low light levels. Prefering low to moderate water motion, they do well within a range of 76º to 84º F. Since Zoanthids are photosynthetic, they survive with no feeding, but occasional feeding of small meaty foods like brine shrimp is beneficial and will result in faster growth. Formula 1 Pellet Food size small and Cyclopeeze frozen or freeze dried are excellent foods top use for feeding all of your zoanthids and palythoa's. Easily propagated by cutting individual polyps from the main colonies, pieces can be placed on a gravel bed with low water flow and will attach themselves to the gravel,or they can be super glued to a suitable substrate such as a reef plug.

How do you see all the amazing colors? To see the amazing true colors of the zoanathids and palythoa's as they are photographed and meant to be seen, they need to be viewed under true Actinic lighting. Reef tanks with Normal daylight 10,000, 14,000 and even 20,000 Kelvin daylight aquarium lighting, even when supplemented with some actinic lighting, will not see the true colors, and for this reason we are not able to guarantee the colors you will see. Just remember, that for relaxed evening viewing , turn off all daylight lighting and view only with moon lights or pure deep blue Actinic lighting, this way you will get give you the best view. Just remember, that during the daytime when not viewing your reef tank, use your daylight lighting for optimal growth. 

Important: Zoanthids and Palythoa's are temperamental after transport to a new tank with different lighting and placement. Zoanthids and Palythoa's can close up for days to as much as two weeks after they arrive. Start placement at the bottom of the tank. Once they are opening you can play with placement and observe weather the polyps are happy or not in their new locations. We tell you this, not to be afraid but to be patient, Zoanthid's and Palythoa's are hearty in the sense that they don't die. They just don't like to be bothered and you can expect them to not be open for a while after you get them into your tank.

   Kryptonite Zoanthids
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: Kryptonite
Description: Kryptonite has long Rusty Red Lashes with a glowing green rim with a bright blue to green mouth depending on the lighting.
Scientific Name:Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available

5 polyp Frag $29.99 ~ 10 polyp Frag $59.99
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Tubbs Blue Zoanthids
Zoanthid sp.


Variant: Tubbs Blue Zoo's
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available

5 polyp Frag $29.99 ~ 10 polyp Frag $59.99
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Superman Zoanthid's


Variant: Amazing Superman Zoa's
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available

5 polyp Frag $39.99 ~ 10 polyp Frag $79.99
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Strawberry Garden Zoanthids
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: Japanese Deepwater Strawberry Garden
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 1 size available

5 polyp Frag $39.99
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Eagle Eye Zoanthids
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: Japanese Deepwater Eagle Eye
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available

5 polyp Frag $19.99 ~ 10 polyp Frag $39.99
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Keds Red People Eater Palythoas
Protopalythoa sp.


Variant: Ked's Red People Eater Palythoa's
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 3 sizes available

5 polyp Frag $29.99
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Bright Green Palythoa Grandis
Protopalythoa sp.


Variant: Bright Green Palythoa Grande's
Scientific Name: Palythoa
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 1 size available

5 polyp Colony $24.99
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Radioactive Dragon Eye
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: Radioactive Dragon Eye's
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available

5 polyp Frag $19.99 ~ 10 polyp Frag $39.99
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Eye of Jupiter
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: Eye of Jupiter
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 1 sizes available

5 polyp frag $49.99
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Wicked Rose Polyps
Protopalythoa sp.



Variant: Wicked Rose Palythoa's
Scientific Name: Palythoa
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available

5 polyp Frag $19.99
10 polyp Frag $39.99
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Miami Vice Polyps
Protopalythoa sp.



Variant: Miami Vice
Description: Miami Vice polyps are beautiful under most every lighting with a smurf blue outer ring with light pink centers, and chocolate brown lashes.
Scientific Name: Protopalythoa
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available

3+ polyp Frag $29.99
5+ polyp Frag $49.99
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Purple Hearts
Palythoa sp.


Variant: Purple Hearts
Description Our aquacultured Purple Hearts Palythoa's have large polyps that are purple with a Bright green skirt. There is a large eye that is lighter purple and sometimes appears to be heart shaped. They are easy to keep which makes them a good choice for beginner reef aquarist's. In good water parameters they will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding which will increase the size of their colony. They contain the symbiotic algae "zooxanthellae" which will provide almost all of their nutritional requirements.
Scientific Name: Palythoa
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 1 size available

3+ polyp Frag $59.99
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   Spiderman Zoanthids
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: Spiderman
Descriptionb: Now these are crazy insane looking! They get a super bright blue center and have Bright Red Skirts!
Scientific Name:Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available

5+ polyp Frag $34.99 ~ 10+ polyp Frag $69.99
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Blueberry Field Zoanthid's
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: Blueberry Field
Scientific Name:Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available

5 polyp Frag $19.99
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Utter Chaos
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: Utter Chaos
Description The Utter Chaos Palythoa is another orange-colored Zoanthid that is both unique and easy to care for. It is a high-end Zoanthid distinguished by its orange body and tiny mouth. Its oral disc can be a colorful mix of blue and pink or a muted combination of white, black, and gray.
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 1 size available

2 polyp Frag $59.99
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   Fire and Ice Zoanthids
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: Fire and Ice
Description: Fire and Ice are a beautiful species of Zoanthid that are sought after for their brilliant steel blue and red coloration.
Scientific Name:Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available

5 polyp Frag $19.99 ~ 10 polyp Frag $39.99
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Lemon Lime Zoanthid Polyps

Protopalythoa sp.

Variant: Lemon Lime's
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available

5 polyp Frag $19.99
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Green Bay Packers
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: Green Bay Packers
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available

5 polyp Frag $19.99
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Lunar Eclipse Zoanthid's


Variant: Lunar Eclipse
Description: The aquarist's rendering of a lunar eclipse, Fire red/ orange lashes with a Dark Black body with a white slit mouth.
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 1 size available

5 polyp Frag $19.99
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Alfa and Omegas Zoanthid Polyps
Protopalythoa sp.


Variant: Alfa and Omega's
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 1 size available

5 polyp Frag $49.99
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Japanese Zoanthids "King Midas" Zoa's
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: King Midas
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available


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Bright Yellow Polyp Rock


Like a blanket of beautiful yellow flowers, if desired yellow polyps can be made to spread. Yellow polyps are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for the beginner reef aquarist. They will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth),which will increase the size of their colony. Another popular addition to any reef tank. Very hardy, light and water tolerant.

Approximate Size: XSmall: 1"; Small: up to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"

XSmall $9.99 Small $24.99 Medium$39.99 Large$59.99

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Metallic Green Star Polyps



Very hardy, light and water tolerant, Metallic Green Star polyps are extremely hardy and can survive most reef tank conditions. They prefer moderate water motion. They do well within a wide range of temperature from as low as 72º to as high as 84ºF. Not very aggressive but they have an encrusting growth pattern, which can lead to encroachment on its neighbors. Best method to keep this from happening is just to trim it back as it grows and place the new growth where you wish to have more beautiful Metallic Green Star polyps. Most of their requirements are met just from sunlight. This is called being photosynthetic. It means they do not require feeding. Since they tolerate a wide range of water flow and light they can be placed most anywhere in the reef tank. A great beginner coral and excellent for beginner propagation. Metallic Green Star polyps are easily propagated by cutting a section of the purple mat from the main colony using scissors and attaching it to a piece of live rock with a rubber band. After a few days the rubber band can be removed.

Approximate Size: XSmall: 1"; Small: up to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"; XLarge: 7" to 9"

XSmall $9.99 Small$24.99 Medium $49.99 Large $89.99 XLarge$149.99

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"Jawbreaker" Zoa's
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: Jaw Breakers
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available

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"Fruitloops" Zoa's
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: Fruit Loops
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 1 size available

5 polyp Frag $74.99

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Flaming Goblins Zoanthid Polyps
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: Flaming Goblin's
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 3 sizes available

5 polyp Frag $24.99 10 polyp Frag $49.99

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Blue Steel Zoas
Zoanthus sp.


Variant: Blue Steel
Scientific Name: Zoanthidea
Lighting Required: Actinic lighting simulates the deep water environment they come from
Water Flow: Moderate and intermittent flow for best health
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 sizes available

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Clove Polyps
Clove Polyps are a quite hardy species that will thrive in most aquarium conditions, and propagate well under appropriate conditions. They will spread clove polyps to nearby rocks or other solid items. This can be quite rewarding for beginning and experienced marine aquarists alike. All Clove Polyp Soft Corals are good additions to both large and miniature reef aquariums and can make nice displays when they encrust live rock. They require only a moderate water flow and a moderate amount of lighting, making them ideal for placement at most any level of the aquarium. However, if lighting levels are high, placement should be in the lower levels. They normally do well in areas of moderate to strong lighting and water motion. These corals are photosynthetic, it is not necessary to feed them, but they will also feed on particulates suspended in the water.

Lavender Clove Polyp
Clavularia sp.


Description: Clove Polyp, Clavularia sp,also known as Encrusting Polyp, is a hardy coral , that does well in most reef aquariums. Clove Polyps wave beautifully in the current. It is a great choice for aquarists of all experience levels. Each clove polyp has eight-tentacled "blooms". Members of the Clavularia species require only a moderate water flow and a moderate amount of lighting, making them ideal for placement at most any level of the aquarium. They grow and reproduce by budding, when provided with the proper environment.
Placement: Place polyps along the bottom half of the aquarium on an exposed rock. Make sure that currents will be able to supply them with necessary nutrients and trace elements. Leave several inches between them and other specimens, as they will usually expand their colony and can be stung by other corals. Because the polyp tentacles may be stung by nearby corals, specimens should be kept an adequate distance from other corals. The picture above is a representative of the species, but no two corals are alike.
Diet and Feeding: Although symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae hosted within them supply most of their nutritional requirements through photosynthesis they do require supplemental feedings. Supplementing their diet with the addition of trace elements, marine snow, phytoplankton, and food for filter feeders will help to insure their continued good health.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small 2" to 3"; Medium 3" to 5"; Large 5" to 7"

Small $39.99 Medium $59.99 Large $99.99
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Neon Green Glove Polyp
Clavularia sp.


Description: Neon Green Glove Polyp, Clavularia sp,also known as Encrusting Polyp, is a hardy coral , that does well in most reef aquariums. Glove Polyps wave beautifully in the current. It is a great choice for aquarist's of all experience levels. Each glove polyp has eight-tentacled "blooms". Members of the Clavularia species require only a moderate water flow and a moderate amount of lighting, making them ideal for placement at most any level of the aquarium. They will grow and reproduce by budding, when provided with the proper environment.
Placement: Place green glove polyps along the bottom half of the aquarium on an exposed rock. Make sure that currents will be able to supply them with necessary nutrients and trace elements. Leave several inches between them and other specimens, as they will usually expand their colony and can be stung by other corals. Because the polyp tentacles may be stung by nearby corals, specimens should be kept an adequate distance from other corals. The picture above is a representative of the species, but no two corals are alike.
Diet and Feeding: Although symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae hosted within them supply most of their nutritional requirements through photosynthesis they do require supplemental feedings. Supplementing their diet with the addition of trace elements, marine snow, phytoplankton, and food for filter feeders will help to insure their continued good health.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small 2" to 3"; Medium 3" to 5"; Large 5" to 7"

Small $29.99 Medium $49.99 Large $99.99
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Green Dot Daisy Polyp
Knopia sp.

Description: Daisy Polyps, also referred to as Jasmin Polyps, Starburst Polyps, or Eight Tentacle Polyps. They are very easy to keep and grow quickly. They vary in color form tan to green and white. Polyps are very hardy and can recover from the most adverse condition. This is an excellent beginner coral. It's an excellent coral for the money because grows so quickly to create a lush coral reef by spreading over rock work. It grows like a mat of grass, so if it gets too large, simply trim with a razor. If desired, you can relocate the trimmings to another spot. It can even be directed to grow up the back side of a glass in a tank making a beautiful back drop.
Placement: Place polyps along the bottom half of the aquarium on an exposed rock. Make sure that currents will be able to supply them with necessary nutrients and trace elements. Leave several inches between them and other specimens, as they will usually expand their colony and can be stung by other corals. Because the polyp tentacles may be stung by nearby corals, specimens should be kept an adequate distance from other corals. The picture above is a representative of the species, but no two corals are alike.
Diet and Feeding: Although symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae hosted within them supply most of their nutritional requirements through photosynthesis they do require supplemental feedings. Supplementing their diet with the addition of trace elements, marine snow, phytoplankton, and food for filter feeders will help to insure their continued good health.
Important Note: Daisy Polyps are just about invisible when they arrive. When this coral arrives it will look like a rock without much on it. DO NOT THROW IT OUT! Daisy Polyps will take from 1 to 3 days under light and water flow for the polyps to show themselves with there tentacles and flower like heads.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small 2" to 3"; Medium 3" to 5"; Large 5" to 7"


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Sympodium

Very Hard to Find!! Blue Sympodium
Sympodium sp.

Description: The colors are absolutely stunning and this is the first coral we have ever seen that looks much better under T-5 HO lighting than Metal Halide. Sympodium is an interesting encrusting soft coral which is just beginning to show up in some coral shipments. Not to be confused with the “Blue Clove” polyps that became much more widely available in the last couple of years, Sympodium is related to Xenia but it does not pulse and it has much smaller polyps. This is a fast growing coral, more colorful than other Xeniids, with contrasting stalks and polyps; some color varieties have green or blue polyps and red tentacles (pinnules) or blue stalks with blue polyps and green tentacles. Others seem to be monochrome, but still brightly colored. They seem to do adapt well to any lighting, and prefer moderate current. Their stalks branch, much like Xenia corals.

The intense blue and green color of our aquacultured Sympodium is beyond compare in soft corals. The coral is growing on frag rock with many small buds. This coral is easy to keep and usually thrives in most tank conditions and lighting even those tanks were conditions are not always ideal.


Feeding:  Because of their particular feeding habits, it isn’t necessary to directly feed Sympodium corals. The zooxanthellae provide nutrients via photosynthesis, and the polyps will absorb dissolved organic matter directly from the water.

Care Level: Easy

Approximate Purchase Size: 1 to 2 inch


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Pipe Organ Coral

Bright Green Flowering Pipe Organ
Tubipora species
Description: This species is a soft coral but with a hard skeleton of calcium carbonate that contains many organ pipe-like tubes. On each tube is a series of polyps which each have eight feather-like tentacles. These tentacles are usually extended during the day, but will swiftly retreat with any sort of disturbance. The skeleton is a bright red color, but is obscured by the numerous polyps, which are green or gray in color. They are restricted to shallow waters and tend to live in sheltered areas.They eat plankton. Do not target feed this coral. Add a quality phytoplankton to the water column.This coral can be placed directly on the sand and should have moderate water flow.

Feeding: The coral's feathery polyp tentacles help it catch food suspended in water. They appreciate food of smaller particle size, but shouldn't be target. Oyster eggs and other such small particle foods are recommended.

Lighting : Though adaptable, these corals prefer more intense lighting. Ideal lighting will depend on the depth and clarity of the water at which the coral was collected or cultured. As always, please acclimate to new lighting conditions.

Water flow: Moderate to strong water flow is important for effective feeding and to prevent sediment damage.

Placement: Pipe organ corals are not aggressive. Provide enough space for the coral polyps to extend without inhibition. Polyps can reach up to a foot in height when fully grown and fully extended.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 2" to 3"; Medium 3" to 5"; Large 5" to 7"


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White Flowering Pipe Organ
Tubipora species

Description: This species is a soft coral but with a hard skeleton of calcium carbonate that contains many organ pipe-like tubes. On each tube is a series of polyps which each have eight feather-like tentacles. These tentacles are usually extended during the day, but will swiftly retreat with any sort of disturbance. The skeleton is a bright red color, but is obscured by the numerous polyps, which are green or gray in color. They are restricted to shallow waters and tend to live in sheltered areas.They eat plankton.Do not target feed this coral. Add a quality phytoplankton to the water column.This coral can be placed directly on the sand and should have moderate water flow.

Feeding: The coral'sfeathery polyp tentacles help it catch food suspended in water. They appreciate food of smaller particle size, but shouldn't be target. Oyster eggs and other such small particle foods are recommended.

Lighting : Though adaptable, these corals prefer more intense lighting. Ideal lighting will depend on the depth and clarity of the water at which the coral was collected or cultured. As always, please acclimate to new lighting conditions.

Water flow: Moderate to strong water flow is important for effective feeding and to prevent sediment damage.

Placement: Pipe organ corals are not aggressive. Provide enough space for the coral polyps to extend without inhibition. Polyps can reach up to a foot in height when fully grown and fully extended.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 2" to 3"; Medium 3" to 5"; Large 5" to 7"


Small $39.99 Medium $59.99 Large $109.99
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