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Zoos - Green Dragon Eye
Zoanthids
Zoos - Green Dragon Eye
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Size: 30+ polyps
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: May encroach on other corals
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Medium Light - Medium Flow
Origin: Indonesia
Acclimation Time: Temperature Acclimate
Coral Safe:
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: None
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The Green Dragon Eye Polyps is a great choice for any tank as it imparts a beautiful splash of color to your tank under actinic lighting. The Green Dragon Eye Polyps are hardy and make a good choice for a beginner aquarist. It thrives really well in a tank with optimal water and temperature. The Green Dragon Eye Polyps is very easy to propagate and therefore it is not necessary to buy a larger frag since a polyp or two soon multiplies in to eight and more. It requires moderate to high alkalinity, calcium and salinity levels for its proper growth and development. The Green Dragon Eye Polyps grow like colonial mat like structure which later covers up a whole rock. Often some species of zoanthids are poisonous in nature, such as palythoas, and therefore handling the Green Dragon Eye Polyps requires precautions. You should properly wash your hand after you are finished working with them. Most of them host the symbiotic Zooxanthellae in their tissue, which creates food and provides nutrition to it. The Zoanthids will thrive in all types of marine lighting. Also, most of the Zoanthids show stinging behavior; they shoot poison darts on their prey. Due to the photosynthesis process, the Green Dragon Eye Polyps do not need any additional supplements.
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Zooanthids are extremely hardy and an excellent beginner coral. They can spreadrapidly so care must be taken to ensure they don?t choke out other corals.Zooanthids are photosynthetic and don?t need special feeding.Zooanthids prefer low to moderate water motion.Does well within a range of at least 76 to 84 F.Will tolerate very low light levels, but do better with stronger lighting.Often referred to as "Zoos" Button Polyps are very easy to care for and great for everyone from beginner to expert. They grow and spread very quickly and can beeasily propagated.Corals are part of a biological group known as Cnidaria. Most Cnidaria have a mouth,or mouths, that opens into one big body cavity. Due to the lack of a true digestive system, this cavity acts in its place and after the food is broken down the nutrients are then sent through the rest of the body as food. There is also no excretory system; therefore the waste is sent back through the mouth or secreted into the surrounding water.Tentacles of varying size will usually surround the mouth of Cnidaria. Most Cnidariahave tentacles with stinging cells that can shoot tiny poison darts into their prey or can even be used as a defense mechanism. Some corals lack tentacles and instead cover themselves with a thin layer of mucus and use that to collect bacteria and plankton as food. Some corals even use both of these methods. Cnidaria can either bean individual animal or members of a complex colony. These "Colony Corals" share the food and nutrients taken in by each individual.Corals have tiny living organisms that actually live in their tissue. These are called zooxanthellae and they are the reason why such strong lighting is needed in the saltwater aquarium. These algae-like creatures provide the coral with oxygen and other nutrients that are produced during photosynthesis. During this process, the zooxanthellae take up carbon dioxide and provide nutrients to the coral.
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