ORA Red Zoanthids
The zoanthids (Order Zoantharia) present a nice diversion from corals. Hardy and small, they may be kept by beginning hobbyists, even in small tanks. But, best of all, they are often brightly colored. While available in all sorts of colors and patterns, the red varieties seem to be among the most prized. With their many reds (reddish orange to reddish purple, including a violet center), the aptly named ORA Red Zoanthids are an extremely desireable strain. It tends to form dense clusters of small polyps. Though it dislikes powerful, direct water flow, it does appreciate strong chaotic water movement; this helps to bring it food (especially suspended particulate organic matter), removes its mucal discharges and other waste products and prevents sediments from fouling the stolonal mats of its tight colonies. ORA Red Zoanthids may be kept at any tank level under low-medium lighting with moderate-strong water flow.
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Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1″ (length)
- Max Size: NA
- Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Color: Various hues of red and violet
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
The Benefits of Farmed Red Zoanthids
As they are cultured in under aquarium conditions, captive-bred corals offer several advantages over wild-caught specimens. They tend to be more disease resistant, harbor fewer pests and are more capable of handling shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred zoas, you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable.
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that all ORA Red Zoanthids we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should it arrive in any other state, we will replace it free of charge (including shipping). If the total livestock loss is less than $40, we will issue store credit. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.