Collection: Zoanthids

Zoanthids and Palythoa are both types of soft corals popular in marine aquariums, beloved for their vibrant colors and ease of care. They are similar in appearance and often confused, but they have some distinct differences.

Zoanthids: Also known as "zoas," these are small, colorful corals forming colonies of individual polyps connected by a thin layer of tissue. They come in a dazzling array of colors and patterns, often featuring bright, contrasting hues. Zoanthids are hardy, adaptable to various lighting and water flow conditions, and are particularly favored for their ease of propagation. They are suitable for all levels of aquarists and create stunning, carpet-like effects in reef tanks.

Palythoa: These corals are closely related to zoanthids but tend to have larger, more robust polyps and a thicker, fleshier mat connecting them. Palythoa are also known for their wide color range but are generally more muted compared to zoanthids. They share the hardiness of zoanthids, thriving in a range of environmental conditions and are easy to care for, making them popular in home aquariums.

Both zoanthids and palythoa contribute significantly to the aesthetic and biodiversity of reef aquariums. They are particularly noted for their ability to cover rockwork and tank bases, creating a vivid, natural-looking seascape. 

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