Zoanthids are a really amazing colony coral, they host amazing colours and are very well suited to the home aquarium. Zoanthids have hundreds, maybe even thousands of different colourations and because of this are one of the most liked and sought after corals. In addition to that they are also excessively fast growing relative to other corals and tolerant to water conditions and parameter changes. Though they are small, they still do pack and sting and will use it when competing for space against other corals. 

The greatest aspect of Zoanthids is that they are very easy to maintain, they require a moderate light intensity and moderate water flow, but will most likely adapt to other conditions. If you are looking to increase their reproducing ability, it is wise to add iodine and other trace elements to speed up this process. 

Zoanthids stand out so much over other corals because of their unique behaviour. They actually incorporate sand and other small materials into their tissue to aid in developing their structure further. 


Though this coral will attain the majority of its nutritional requirements from the lighting through photosynthesis, it will also benefit from additional food sources in the form of brine shrimp or micro-plankton. 

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Lighting: Moderate
Waterflow: Medium
Placement: Middle to Top
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, sg 1.023-1.025, pH 8.0-8.4
Colour Form: Green, Yellow
Supplements: Iodine, Trace Elements
Origin: Eastern Asia
Family: Parazoanthidae

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful to Other Coral
Fast Growth Rate
Easy to Frag

  1. Not only one of the easiest corals to look after (and great for beginners starting in corals), but there is such a variety of colours that they will always be a great addition to any reef tank. I have probably 20 different types on zoas in my tank, and they grow at a ridiculous rate in good conditions. They also don’t mind water quality that’s slightly higher on the nitrate side of things.

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