What do you feed ZOAS?
They get a lot of their nutrients from light, water, and fish poop. You can add stuff to the tank such as phycopure, coral vibrance, etc…but you need to watch your parameters. These things do raise nutrient levels and then you will have algae problems.
How do you keep ZOAS healthy?
Zoanthids require standard water parameters that are good for keeping just about any corals healthy. You’re aiming for tropical water temperatures (about 78F/25.5C), normal ocean salinity (somewhere around 1.025 specific gravity), normal hardness (8-12 dKH), and a pH around 8.0-8.4.
How much flow do zoanthids need?
Zoanthids prefer a low flow. Too much flow can make it difficult for polyps to open up. In fact, if the polyps are closed, too much flow is typically one of the first things to check.
Can you feed reef roids to ZOAS?
Reef-Roids is a blend of naturally occurring marine planktons, which contains a species of zooplankton that is unique to our product. It is formulated to minimize water degradation and is ideal for Goniapora, Zoanthids, Mushrooms, and all other filter feeding corals.
How often should you feed zoanthids?
Some zoanthids and palythoas seem to like eating meaty foods, so feeding them only makes them happier and often, multiply more quickly. I have been amazed to see the growth of some palythoas and zoanthids that are target fed regularly. Now what I mean by regularly is 2-3 times a week.
How do you promote ZOA growth?
Just give them time. I’ve found that zoas take awhile to acclimate. Meaning a couple months or more. Then when they start growing, they don’t stop.
Do ZOAS need phytoplankton?
no, you may experience nitrate/phos spikes due to added nutrients in the water. thanks and good advice. I’ve tried marine phytoplankton for a while and had only algae problems with no significant zoa improvements. Planktons are much better.
Can you feed ZOAS reef roids?
Spot feed, but don’t let the food sit in mouth. Unless your tank flow is strong. I’ve noticed this before. I will add reef roids to the very top of the zoas and the foot will just sit there.