One thing about Zoanthids that you should be aware of is the fact that they are considered as one of the most common corals being kept by the beginners in Chaos Aquaculture. As a matter of fact, Zoanthid corals are known for being the most commonly used corals by those who are beginners in Chaos Aquaculture and they are equated in the saltwater community for the reason that they can be kept so easily to the point of growing even in toilet water. Yet, we want you to know that Zoanthid corals do not have the tendency of growing in a toilet water however, they really have a special ability since they can adapt and even grow in water that is not one hundred percent clean and pure. In facts, experts said that Zoanthids are different from SPS corals in such a way that they can actually withstand water conditions that are rich in nitrates or water that are rich in nutrients.
There are other things that you have to be aware of when it comes to Zoanthid corals such as the fact that they are the best choice for those who want to have an easy time taking care of them and even those beginners as they are not only easy to keep, they do not have any special feedings required. That is not it at all as we want you to know as well that these types of corals can attain the most required nutrients they have by filter feeding out of your water column. What’s more is that Zoas, or the nickname given to Zoanthid corals, have various colors as well as sizes and they generally grow very quickly that you will surely be surprised about it. And since these types of corals have the tendency of growing very fast, even if you choose to get a small frag of it, the next thing you knew, you already have a full colorful colony.
For those of you out there who are new to getting Zoanthid corals, what you can do best here is to check the Zoas and spot if they have a very vibrant color since coloration is one of the factors that must be taken into consideration. For those of you out there who have seen Zoanthid corals that have any discoloration or perhaps may look like they are getting white, this means that they are suffering from coral bleaching or the expulsion of the Zooxanthellae they have. Other than the coloration of the Zoanthid corals, there are still more that we want you to know of like the importance of ensuring that the tentacles, or sometimes pertained to as the feeders of the corals, are sticking out.