Neon Blue Zoanthid are one of the most sought after zoanthids we carry and are also the most difficult to find. We are selling Neon Blue Zoanthids by the polyp (A small and large cluster can be multiple pieces but will have the polyp amount stated below). They are a light neon blue.
We take these pictures in sunlight with a standard flash, so they are not jazzed up by some sort of funky lighting. This is what they actually look like in the wild, so that’ is about what they will look like when they leave our warehouse. We fresh water dip all of our zoa’s when they are brought into the warehouse, and regularly clean, prune, and groom them, but there is always a possibility that they might contain some unwanted hitch hikers, so additional treatment is recommended. Go to Reefcentral.com for more information on treating and dipping zoanthids. They also ship real well by priority mail, so this is a great way to try some different zoanthids.
These are deep-water zoanthid, so they will not require the intense lighting that some of the intertidal greens do. They are photosynthetic, but supplemental feeding similar to what you’d feed other corals and gorgonia is a good idea. They will eventually attach to whatever
substrate you put them on, and before too long they will start growing new polyps from the base.
Most fish and invertebrates will not bother zoanthids, and they will not bother any other critters. They can intermingle with many different zoanthids, and we regularly keep them with all the different types of zoanthids we sell and they seem to get along fine.
Single: 1 polyp, and maybe a few more than that. The polyps are about a half inch or less in diameter.
Nano: This cluster will contain at least 5 polyps, and maybe a few more than that. The polyps are about a half inch or less in diameter.
Small: This cluster will contain at least 15 polyps, and maybe a few more than that. The polyps are about a half inch or less in diameter.
Large: This cluster will contain at least 30 polyps, and maybe a few more than that. The polyps are about a half inch or less in diameter.
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.