1. TinyFish

    Zoas and Palys

    Has anyone ever had any experience with palytoxin from a Zoa or Paly? I’ve heard and read about it and it seems to be pretty nasty but i’m not sure what the actual risk is.
  2. Lebowski_

    What are the most dangerous aspects of this hobby?

    Many of us have heard of a Palytoxin (If you haven’t, read this). Lionfish and urchin toxicity is also pretty widely known about. Corals and anemones have stung people badly enough to cause numbness, pain and scarring. Water and electricity…drip loops people! What are some other risks which...
  3. Saskdevil

    Spirorbid Worms growing on palythoa? Is this normal or harmful?

    IT looks like I have Spirorbid Worms growing on my palythoa. Is this normal ? Should I be concerned?
  4. G

    Zoa / Palythoa ID

    Hey everyone, new here- hopefully I’m doing this right and my pics will load. Recently picked up a tile with clover polyps, Xenia, and some Zoas/ palys. I didn’t really think much of the zoas/ palys as I had them years ago in another tank, but I’ve been reading up on palytoxin, and considering...
  5. Blinkdo

    Live Goods SOLD Zoa 4 pack WYSIWYG - Exospere, Kung Fu Fighters, Purple Hearts, White Zombies 150 Shipped

    Hello fellow reefers. Zoa / Paly 4 pack up for grabs with multiple heads (WYSIWYG). $180 Shipped SOLD Standard DOA - items must be reported with a clear digital photo within 2 hours of first delivery attempt. Thanks for looking! Exosphere White Zombies Purple Hearts Kung Fu Fighters
  6. B

    Zoanthid and Palythoa study

    Hello! I am currently a graduate student studying machine learning and data science. Before I returned to school I worked as a biochemist in R&D for a renewable fuels company that studied water quality and oil quality. I (like everyone else here) am an amateur aquarist. Over the past few...
  7. T

    Palytoxin: Can dissolving Palythoa release the toxin?

    Hello, I have around 21kg of love rock heavily covered in Palythoa (seems that it's most likely the dangerous specie). I would like to put it all into a sump, without lighting and wait until it dissolves. Would it endanger myself and my livestock? Of course Activated Carbon will be used all...
  8. TheDragonsReef

    TheDragonsReef Zoa Collection

    So I absolutely love zoas, and I currently keep over 50 different varieties so i thought it was time to post a collection thread. I frag all of them as well so if you see any you like feel free to hit me up. Im also open to trades for any you dont see here! Burning embers, by far the brightest...
  9. A

    Coral ID

    Hi everyone, I found these polyps sticking out of my rocks last night . Can’t tell if there zoas or palys. Also what breed would they be? Sorry for the bad pic there growing in an awkward spot lol.

    Its REEFTIDE's Zoa Collection!

    I don't know about you guys but we LOVE zoas... feel free to suggest some cool ones :)

    Hot zoa update! 40 new frags! **Electric Oompa Loompas, UC Lucky Charms, & MORE!**

    These new additions to the site are looking awesome! Interested in a few? Send us a PM, lets make a pack! _______________________________________________________________________________________ Follow our Instagram and Facebook to get an early announcement on our weekly drops & make sure to join...
  12. F

    California Zoa and Paly Packs (8 packs available)

    Text is best but PMs can work (but I won’t see them as fast). Derek at six19-253-381six. Located in San Diego for local pickup. Pack one (4 available) is $200. Pack two (4 available) is $180. Flat rate shipping $40. Standard DOA rules (text pic to me within one hour of delivery). I also have...
  13. DanSavesTheDay

    Wanting to trim back my mindblowing palythoas

    I have about three years of growth on my mindblowing palythoas. Since I slowly shifted towards SPS dominant I am looking to frag the colony and move them over to my frag tank. Would it be safe to frag them using a scalpal and surgical scissors in the tank? If not can they safely be covered with...
  14. M

    Are these some sort of anemone?

    My tank is quickly approaching it's 2 year anniversary. Tank is running fairly smoothly & peppermint shrimp finally weeded out my aiptasia colonies. However, there is this other "something or the other" that has distributed itself throughout my tank in several of my coral colonies. Because I...
  15. M

    Are these some sort of anemone?

    My tank is quickly approaching it's 2 year anniversary. Tank is running fairly smoothly & peppermint shrimp finally weeded out my aiptasia colonies. However, there is this other "something or the other" that has distributed itself throughout my tank in several of my coral colonies. Because I...
  16. C

    Hitchhiker Paly

    I’ll be transferring tanks soon and plan to use this live rock with these palys that hitchhiked on there. I don’t mind them, but I want to see if anyone is able to ID them and give advice on the best way to move the rock to the new tank safely. Thanks!
  17. E

    Red people eater palys shedding?

    I was wondering if there was any reason why my red people eater palys look like they are shedding? I had to frag them due to aptasia being on the coral plug that’s why they look so small because they shrunk from it but now it looks like skin is hanging off and now I’m worried because I dragged...
  18. Tan_The_Man805

    One Year In - JBJ 45 AIO Reef, Palythoas

    This is my JBJ45 reef after one year and counting. Had a slow start to the build which is why there are still lots of open spots for more corals, so it's a bit of a blank canvas. Have pretty much avoided big mishaps I think from being very consistent with weekly water changes. Running no...
  19. PBnJOnWheat

    New Paly Pricing!!!

    Hey everyone, I’m not a super zoa grower but I do keep tabs on the latest prices online, eBay, locally, R2R, etc. However sometimes I get behind with more important things so I’d like some second opinions! I recently purchased a wild zoa ‘mini colony’, if you will from a high end zoa guy. He...
  20. PBnJOnWheat

    Zoa ID (paly)

    I was told these were wild, unseen, and unlabeled. Testing that pre-purchase theory to see if it holds up now that I dropped top dollar for them. The most gold zoas I’ve ever seen. I will be selling a couple polyps at some point also. (First 5 photos were just before lights out, more white than...
  21. Zoa_Fanatic

    Paly grandis?

    Are these paly grandis? Leather coral forums believes so. Are these things super toxic? I’ll remove them if they’re going to make anything in my tank sick.
  22. J

    I need help identifying these Zoas I bought as a bundle

    I purchased a pack of four different zoanthids at one of my lfs and I’m not sure what specific types they are. Any information would be highly appreciated.
  23. Reefer37

    Will this Zoa Garden Work?

    So I recently updated my zoa garden with some new additions, but after looking at it I'm kinda worried. I have Ultra Gobstoppers and Sunny D (I believe) near the front and I realize they have a lot longer stalks than the others (Rastas, Purple Hearts, Hotshots, Seductions, and Rainbow Trolls)...
  24. ReeferWarrant

    Paly Acting Weird

    So I've had these Palys for 3 months now, currently have 2 new polyps from the original 1. The original polyp just sunk all the way to the base and is now extending but it looks like theres a bubble forming at the tip. Has anyone seen this? It was acting weird yesterday, the polyp was...
  25. uniquecorals

    UC Reef2Reef Anniversary LiveSale April 11th &12th Two Days Event, 10-2 PST

    This is a very special Anniversary for us and we are happy to be celebrating it with you. 8 years ago Unique Corals started its journey in Sunny California, and in a blink of an eye here we are. As we reflect on these past years, we can't help but feel immensely grateful for our UC supporters...
Dinkins Aquatic Gardens