• Name:

    AOI Zoanthids

  • Family: Zoanthids
  • Species: Zoanthid
  • Scientific Name: Zoanthus sp
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General info about AOI Zoanthids

AOI Zoanthids are an excellent choice for beginner reef aquarists. Many of them caught from deeper locations on the reef. The environment of deep reef species is often challenging to reproduce in the aquarium environment completely. However, in the case of AOI Zoanthids many hobbyists have had success by placing them lower in the aquarium in a location that receives strong but filtered lighting.

AOI Zoanthids also tend to do better when kept at more moderate water temperatures ranging from 72° to 76° F. These conditions are recommended as a good starting point when first introducing this species to the reef aquarium. Given time and gradual adjustments, hobbyists should be able to identify the ideal location in which to keep AOI Zoanthids in their reef aquarium.

Determining Sex

AOI Zoanthids are not batch spawners

Breeding & Spawning

It requires moderate light levels combined with medium water movement within the aquarium.

Caution

Some Zoanthids and Palythoa contain a powerful neurotoxin called palytoxin which can be extremely harmful if it comes in contact with your bloodstream. Take special care handling polyps and avoid handling if you have an open cut on your hands. When handling any type of polyp make sure to wear gloves and protective eyeglasses. 

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AOI Zoanthids are an excellent choice for beginner reef aquarists. Many of them caught from deeper locations on the reef. The environment of deep reef species is often challenging to reproduce in the aquarium environment completely. However, in the case of AOI Zoanthids many hobbyists have had success by placing them lower in the aquarium in a location that receives strong but filtered lighting.

AOI Zoanthids also tend to do better when kept at more moderate water temperatures ranging from 72° to 76° F. These conditions are recommended as a good starting point when first introducing this species to the reef aquarium. Given time and gradual adjustments, hobbyists should be able to identify the ideal location in which to keep AOI Zoanthids in their reef aquarium.

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