Palythoa sp – Gold Frag – WYSIWYG 1

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This is a frag of Palythoa Polyps.  The centers are a dark copper pink color with gold tentacles.


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Product Description

Category:  Misc Livestock
Common Name:
  Gold Paly polyps,Sea Mats, Button Polyps
Scientific Name:  Palythoa sp
Specimen Size:  Medium frag approximately 1″ across with 9+ polyps
Origination: UC aquacultured frag
Entry Updated: 


Palythoa polyps are very similar to Zoanthid polyps, but do not have the same range of colors as Zoanthids.

They are easy to care for corals that are good choices for beginner hobbyists.  Provided with moderate to fairly bright lighting and moderate water flow, they will usually do well in most reef tanks.

Palythoa will take small meaty foods if offered, but it is not necessary to feed them unless you want to accelerate their growth.

The polyps grow from a fibrous mat that expands to increase the size of the colony. They can become invasive and encroach on other corals and so their growth should be monitored and pruned if necessary.

Palythoa polyps also contain Palytoxin which can be quite toxic if gotten into the mouth.  Care should be taken to not directly handle the polyps or to wash your hands immediately after handling the polyps to be on the safe side.

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Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  Moderately bright ReefCorner LED Lighting 10-hr / day.
PAR:  100-150 PAR measured at coral.
Water Flow: Moderate
Food:  Feeding system small meaty foods 1-2 times weekly
Temperature: 77 - 80
Specific Gravity:  1.025 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 9-10 dKH
Calcium:  450-460ppm
Magnesium: 1320-1400ppm
pH: 8.15 - 8.35
Nitrates, Phosphates, Silicates = 0

General Care Requirements:

Care Level: Easy.
Lighting:  Moderate
Water flow:  Moderate
Placement: On sand bed or rock work low to mid height.
FeedingWill take small meaty foods, but target feeding is not required.
Aggressiveness: Moderate.  Palythoas can be somewhat invasive under the right conditions.

For more care information, go to our Reef Database Entry