Talking about Zoanthids or Zoanthid corals, if there is one thing that you should learn about it, that would be the fact that that they are one of the most common corals kept by aquarists that are beginners in Chaos Aquaculture. The truth of the matter is that Zoanthid corals are the most common form of corals being used by beginners in the Chaos Aquaculture and they can be equated as well in the saltwater community, especially since they are easy to keep and can even grow in toilet water. However, the thing about it growing even in toilet water, what remains the same is the fact that it can be kept in an aquarium that has less than perfect quality of water. In facts, experts said that Zoanthids are different from SPS corals in such a way that they can actually withstand water conditions that are rich in nitrates or water that are rich in nutrients.
The next thing about Zoanthids that we have here in our list, which we want you to know of is the fact that they are the perfect choice of corals for beginners and for those who want to have an easy time taking care of them as they are easy to keep and do not require any special feedings. Not only that, there goes the fact as well that these corals attain almost all of the required nutrients they have through filter feeding which comes from our water column. Furthermore, we want you to know as well that Zoanthid corals, or better known by its nickname Zoas, come in various colors and sizes and they generally grow very quickly as well. And since these types of corals have the tendency of growing very fast, even if you choose to get a small frag of it, the next thing you knew, you already have a full colorful colony.
For those of you out there who are new to getting Zoanthid corals, what you can do best here is to check the Zoas and spot if they have a very vibrant color since coloration is one of the factors that must be taken into consideration. In the event that the Zoanthid corals you come across with look like they are getting something white or perhaps, getting any discoloration, this means that they are going through something like expelling the Zooxanthellae they possess or what others pertained to as coral bleaching. Other than the coloration of the Zoanthid corals, there are still more that we want you to know of like the importance of ensuring that the tentacles, or sometimes pertained to as the feeders of the corals, are sticking out.