Can anyone identify these zoanthids?

Discussion in 'Corals' started by Christopher Hill, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Christopher Hill

    Christopher Hill Plankton

    I am not good at identifying zoanthids because they have so many lol does anyone know what these are. They are large polyp zoanthids which I believe would be a palythoa...maybe. It is also orange.

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  2. xystic

    xystic Wrasse

    Those palythoas look like"Gold Dust Palythoas ". Glows real well under LEDs and usually grows weed like fast.
  3. Christopher Hill

    Christopher Hill Plankton

    Awesome thanks and yes they are growing super fast
  4. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    Looks like you got a aptasia issue. Have you tried to get rid of them at all?
  5. Christopher Hill

    Christopher Hill Plankton

    I do have aptasia I was actually considering a matted filefish. Any suggestions would be welcomed
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  6. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    I have a filefish and can say that I think he works great. He is from ORA so I know he will eat aptasia
  7. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    I've heard all fish that eat them can be hit or miss. My Copper Band Butterfly wiped mine out but I've talked to people who had one that wouldn't eat them. I've heard butterfly fish like racoons and similar species eat the fire out of them.
  8. Christopher Hill

    Christopher Hill Plankton

    I have heard if u get ur Aiptasia eating critter from ORA they have conditioned them to eat them. Have u heard the same? Because if so I am going to order something. I’m thinking peppermint shrimp because my tank is not big enough for a butterfly and filefish can nip at softies.

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