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.