Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Button Polyp, Red People Eater - Maricultured, Palythoa sp.
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Button Polyp, Red People Eater
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Maricultured
Button Polyp, Red People Eater (Zoanthus sp.)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Green, Red
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Maricultured
Family Zoanthidae
Lighting Moderate
Supplements Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Placement Middle
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Overview

Bring home the popular Red People Eater Palythoa and add some serious excitement to your reef aquarium. The Red People Eater Button Polyp is a prized variety of Palythoa Colony Polyp Corals demonstrating uncommon beauty with bright, showy coloration. As colonial animals, the Red People Eater Button Polyp is made up of multiple individual polyps attached to a piece of live rock or coral rubble, often growing in a hemispherical shape.

The Red People Eater Button Polyp has the ability to sting other polyps or corals. While the sting is not strong, be sure to provide sufficient space between the Red People Eater Button Polyp and other corals because of its semi-aggressive temperament and potential to crowd out neighbors.

Similar to other Zoanthus Colony Polyp Corals, the Red People Eater Button Polyp is easy to maintain, making it a good choice for beginner reef aquarists. The Red People Eater Button Polyp requires moderate light levels combined with medium water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, the Red People Eater Button Polyp will also require the addition of iodine and other trace elements.

Under ideal conditions, the Red People Eater Button Polyp will multiple without difficulty in home reef aquariums by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth) to increase the size of the colony. The Red People Eater Button Polyp contains the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae which satisfies almost all of its nutritional requirements. If the lighting is not optimal, the Red People Eater Button Polyp should be fed micro-plankton or baby brine shrimp.

It is common to receive a rock that is not completely covered in polyps. However, under the right conditions, they will quickly spread across this and surrounding rocks in the aquarium.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1" to 2"; Medium 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"

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