Lime green Palythoa

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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Product Description

These lime green Polyps are a very uncommon variety of palythoa zoanthid from the Caribbean. They have very large polyps that when fully open are around a half of an inch in diameter. Each cluster will have about 2 or 3 polyps and will be a nice little sampler for a nano or pico tank.

This is the only time we have ever collected this color morph and we only have a limited quantities so once we are sold out, that’s it on them.

These polyps come from shallow water and do best with medium to high light intensity. They are photosynthetic and will get most of their nutrition from the symbiotic algae living in their tissues, but additional feeding is also important.

Care should be taken when handling any zoanthid, ricordea, mushroom coral, or sea anemone because they use stinging cells called nematocysts to sting and capture their food, and these cells can cause skin irritation and eye damage if it gets on you or in your eyes.  The mucus of some of these animals also contains strong toxins that can cause severe skin irritations and permanent eye damage if handled improperly.  Use latex type gloves and protective glasses when handling or fragging these species.

Please Note:  Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined.  All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system.  If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank.  If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak.  We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we don’’t always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed.  A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.

1 review for Lime green Palythoa

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    LOVE them! As usual the livestock from KP Aquatics is exceptional. This particular palythoa is very large and seems to love the mysis I place in my tank for my seahorses. Very hardy and beautiful coloration in both regular lighting and actinic. Came back for more!

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