Zoanthid Coral – A Great Addition to Any Tank
Zoanthid coral, also known as zoa, is one of the most popular live corals for reef aquarists to keep in their tanks. Zoanthids are a collection of small, soft polyps that grow in colonies and create a beautiful blanket of colors over a rock's surface.
Reef aquarists of all skill levels love zoanthid coral for their relatively easy care level, brilliant eye-popping colors and generally inexpensive cost. With the proper care and dedication, saltwater aquarists can pick up zoanthid frags for sale here at Koral Kingdom and transform their tank into an iconic aquascape that's sure to catch anyone's eye.
Like most softies, live coral zoanthids thrive under stable water conditions, proper lighting, good water flow and healthy nutrition. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions for the zoanthids for sale on our site.
What Are the Lighting Requirements for Live Coral Zoanthids?
Most zoanthid corals are generally forgiving and/or tolerant of different lighting conditions. You'll be able to place them almost anywhere except the most shaded or brightest positions in your tank. However, zoanthid coral is quite sensitive to sudden changes in light intensity, so it's important to first place them at the bottom of your tank or in a corner during the acclimation process. When it comes to the zoanthids for sale here at Koral Kingdom, we suggest giving them moderate lighting by placing them in the middle to top range of your saltwater aquarium. After a slow and steady acclimation, you could also place them higher in the water column, as live coral zoanthids are known to show off their eye-popping colors best when under quality light. Be careful not to introduce them too quickly – we always suggest playing it safe.
Do I Need to Feed my Zoanthid Coral?
Zoanthid corals have photosynthetic algae in their cells, providing them with a lot of extra energy from sunlight. However, they do love to eat – feeding them will help increase their color, overall health and encourage them to breed and spread. Some things you can feed live coral zoanthids include:
- Special Coral Reef Food (Reef Roids)
- Brine Shrimp, Krill, Plankton & Copepods
- Rotifers, Bloodworms & Lancefish
Since your food mixture will be generally thicker and heavier than your water, using a turkey baster or pipette to shoot it at your zoanthid coral should do the trick. It will land gently on the polyp, which you'll then slowly fold inward towards the mouth. It's fascinating to see and will help keep your zoanthid coral healthy and thriving. Remember – photosynthesis is only half of the story when feeding zoanthids.
What Should I Do if My Zoanthid Coral's Polyps Aren't Opening?
Some of the more delicate zoanthid frags for sale here at Koral Kingdom may take a couple of days to open up after they arrive on your doorstep. If you just bought your zoanthids, don't worry if they don't open right away. However, if they were previously open and have now closed, you should take a good look at your water parameters. The first thing you should check is your salinity and pH levels – zoanthid corals can close up if these are thrown out of balance. And remember, zoanthid corals are highly toxic! Don't try to handle them without gloves and never try to force open their polyps if they close.
Shop Koral Kingdom for Top-Rated Zoanthid Coral Today
Koral Kingdom is home to some of the top live coral zoanthids for sale online – in fact, it's our signature coral. Whether you're looking for your first beginner coral or you're an experienced aquarist just looking for a new addition to your tank, we've got the zoanthids perfect for you.
Our dedicated team of expert aquarists propagates each of our zoanthid corals to ensure they're healthy and stable, ensuring you'll get an ideal zoanthids specimen right on your doorstep when it arrives. Not to mention, our zoanthid frags for sale are part of our WYSIWYG collection – meaning you'll be able to pick out the exact frag you want for your tank. Be sure to read more tips for taking care of your live coral zoanthids on our process page, or feel free to contact us. Our expert team is always happy to help.