Button Polyp Giant Green (Protopalythoa spp)

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The Zoanthus Polyp Corals are also referred to as Sea Mats, or Button Polyps these are the most popular addition to any saltwater marine aquarium. Their most common colour is...
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The Zoanthus Polyp Corals are also referred to as Sea Mats, or Button Polyps these are the most popular addition to any saltwater marine aquarium. Their most common colour is green, but they are also found in other bright colours, such as orange.red.blue,yellow. 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 neighbours since they tend to crowd them out. Zoanthus Colony Polyp Corals are easy to maintain, making them a good choice for beginner within reef aquarists. They require a high light level combined with 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. The Zoanthus Colony Polyp will reproduce easily in the reef aquarium by splitting to increase the size of the colony. The Zoanthus Colony Polyp contains the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae which satisfies almost all of their nutritional requirements. If the lighting is not optimal, the Zoanthus Colony 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 reef aquarium.

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