Do ACRO lovers still HATE us? Poor little Zoanthiniaria.....

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How much do you like zoanthids?

  • LOVE them

    Votes: 448 44.3%
  • Like them

    Votes: 275 27.2%
  • They're "ok"

    Votes: 195 19.3%
  • Don't like them

    Votes: 51 5.0%
  • Hate them

    Votes: 28 2.8%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 14 1.4%

  • Total voters
    1,011

Deyan

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I love them. When I started in the hobby back in the 90’s everything was mostly green or orange with a minor amount of variation. Sure you had some red wellosyphilla, purple tipped elegance, etc. Zoas where either green dragon eyes or Texas trash. Took some time off during college. Picking back up in ‘06 you really started to see more colors especially with different zoa strains. In ‘08 while working for an aquarium service company I met a guy (who used to work at the same shop) that was doing zoas. I saw kedd’s red’s for the first time and my mind was blown lol. I love them because they are, for the most part, pretty forgiving. Certainly more-so than acros. They also come in pretty every color imaginable- you can’t be that.

The name game sucks, I’m not gonna mince words. Like all hobbies there’s exploitive people out there. That didn’t seem to come on strong until ‘11-‘15. The fact is there are some strains that command a higher price for various reasons and people that take care of them and share them with others deserve to be rewarded. It’s not always easy to grow these things.

My hands down favorite are black rainbows and they came from Mark at Ultimate Corals years back. Same family as mind tricks, el corazon/after burners, burning embers and a few others.

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Those look great What they called? Got frags?
 

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Took these today, sun hits the zoas a few minutes in the afternoon right now. Just iPhone pics.
 

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WallyB

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I love the green palys! Gorgeous!
Thansk but...do you still like Green Palys them when the invade you tank like mine?

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This is what happens when you have a 18 year old tank. Looks pretty but things are out of control.
Dominant species win and continue to spread.

In my case. Palys, and Mushroom rule. Now my BITA's are splitting are taking over territory.

I have to make rising Pole Mounts to mount my LPS. Over time the Mounts get covered with Palys climbing up.
Then I toss the mounts and mount LPS again.

I'm not complaining.....Just warning folks about the long term with any invasive corals that you decide to add to your tank.
 

Steph72

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Thansk but...do you still like Green Palys them when the invade you tank like mine?

2021-02-14_Kitchen-LPSTank-90Gal-PalyInvasion.jpg

This is what happens when you have a 18 year old tank. Looks pretty but things are out of control.
Dominant species win and continue to spread.

In my case. Palys, and Mushroom rule. Now my BITA's are splitting are taking over territory.

I have to make rising Pole Mounts to mount my LPS. Over time the Mounts get covered with Palys climbing up.
Then I toss the mounts and mount LPS again.

I'm not complaining.....Just warning folks about the long term with any invasive corals that you decide to add to your tank.
I can see how that would get annoying after awhile lol Kinda reminds me of pulsing xenia.
 
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