Free Shipping!
Colony Polyp
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.
Colony Polyp (Zoanthus sp.)
Additional locales and sizes may be available!

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Green, Tan
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, sg 1.023-1.025, pH 8.0-8.4
Origin Tonga
Family Zoanthidae
Lighting Moderate
Waterflow Medium
Placement Middle to Top
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

The Zoanthus Colony Polyp Corals are also referred to as Sea Mats, or Button Polyps. They are colonial animals with multiple individual polyps attached to a piece of live rock.

These polyps have the ability to sting other polyps or corals. While the sting is not strong, they are semi-aggressive and need to have space between their colony and any neighbors since they tend to crowd them out. They are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for beginner reef aquarists. They require a moderate light level combined with a medium water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, they will also require the addition of iodine and other trace elements to the water.

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.

They contain the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae which provide almost all of their nutritional requirements. Especially if the lighting is not optimal, they should be fed micro-plankton or baby brine shrimp.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4" ; Medium: 2-1/2" to 3-1/4" ; Large: 3-1/2" to 5"

Customer Testimonials

Leonard P Groveland , FL
I bought a small specimen 5 years ago and it has almost completely covered all the live rock in my tank.For the longest time though it didn't grow at all and then it just took off.Looks pretty cool actually.
1-1 of 1 testimonials

Bookmark and Share
DFS23
Contact us
LIVE HELP
8:30 am - 5 pm CST
7 days a week

EMAIL US
CALL US
1-800-334-3699
8:30 am - 5:00 pm CST, Mon - Fri