Do ZOAS Need Feeding?

What do Zoanthids need to grow?

Provide Sufficient Light Light is necessary to all living organisms and more so to Zoas.

They do not only need light to grow bigger and faster but also for breeding purposes.

Therefore, before you get your coral packs, make sure you know where you will be getting direct light intensity..

How many hours of light do Zoanthids need?

lgreen said: 8-10 hours is plenty. No need to worry about them opening up when there is daylight, but your lights are off. It’s just their natural behavior to open up whenever a good source of light is available.

Are ZOAS easy to keep?

They are commonly referred to as zoas and palys. … Zoas and Palys are both very hardy soft coral placing them amount the easier to keep corals and making them a excellent choice as corals for beginners.

How fast do Zoanthids multiply?

Smaller frags tend to put off fewer new zoas than larger colonies. Some colonies may get a new zoa every day or two, others maybe one a month.

Why are my Zoanthids so small?

Lighting may be an issue. They may be getting more than they want, they don’t open as much or become smaller if they are getting more light than they want. The lights sound like a good culprit as they are very dark blue zoas and they have lost a little color (some,not much) as well.

How fast will ZOAS spread?

After they take a week or two to get acclimated to the tank I see the beginning of new polyps anywhere from every week to every month but on my small colonies that’s only 1 or 2 polyps, on my slightly larger ones that could be 3-4 polys in the same time period and unless something changes its going to go exponentially …

How big do ZOAS get?

I had always had the impression that zoa polyps got quite large (maybe between 1/2″-1″ in diameter or comparable to the size of small/medium aiptasia), but though my colony seems to be doing well and is multiplying, the heads themselves are not quite as large as I expected them to be.

How often should I feed my Zoanthids?

Some zoanthids and palythoas seem to like eating meaty foods, so feeding them only makes them happier and often, multiply more quickly. I have been amazed to see the growth of some palythoas and zoanthids that are target fed regularly. Now what I mean by regularly is 2-3 times a week.

Can you feed coral too much?

One thing to keep in mind is that the more livestock is in a tank the more feeding the tank can handle, but be careful not to overfeed. This means that in the beginning while there are still only a few corals and a few fish the feedings need to be very limited to avoid excessive nutrient input.

Do ZOAS like dirty water?

Zoas prefer a STABLE tank. Whether that’s clean or dirty really doesn’t matter, IMHO.

Do ZOAS like high flow?

Ideally, your Zoanthids should live in a low to medium-high flow area. If placed in too high of a flow area, polyps will have a difficult time opening, which stunts its growth/development. … Generally, Zoas prefer a location that’s neither too shaded or too exposed.

Do ZOAS need lots of light?

SPS and zoas both come from many depths and light qualities in the ocean. So many Zoas will do well in high light but need to be acclimated to those conditions. Yes you are correct, deeper water corals like more blue light.

Is ZOAS an LPS or SPS?

In taxonomy, the terms “LPS” and “SPS” aren’t even used. Stony corals all fall under the Order Scleractinia. While what we consider soft corals (anemones, zoanthids, corallimorphs) are all under their own different orders.