Photograph by Blane Perun

Pink Zoanthids

Generally imported from the Pacific, the pink zoanthids may also come from the Caribbean and I have several morphs. They act similarly, in regards to lighting, to the blue zoanthids. Pink zoanthids from the Caribbean are more forgiving than those from the Pacific where lighting intensity is concerned.

Water Movement

Pink zoanthids from the pacific are very compact and a great deal of current is necessary to prevent infection from occurring. Without the current the white cotton may take over the colony at any time.

Lighting

When compared to the blue zoanthids the pink zoanthids retain their color much better and adjust to lighting situations better. Tunze Stream pumps helped me create the right amount of current for my pink zoanthids. This current allowed the pink zoanthids to grow and remain healthy despite in captivity.

Stats

When it comes to caring for pink you will not have many problems simply because they are easy to care for. They do require moderate to high light, though, so it is easier to care for them if you provide them with the necessary lighting conditions. They are moderately aggressive and are from the Indo-Pacific. They are from the zoanthidae family and flourish in water conditions of 74 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit and a pH of 8.1 to 8.4.

Size

The hot pink zoanthids are absolutely beautiful and will take the breath away of anyone who views them. Any reef aquarium with hot pink zoanthids will certainly be the envy of the neighborhood. Budding is the method of growth and reproduction for the hot pink zoanthids if they are kept in the proper environment. The opening of each polyp is close to 4-5 mm across and they are a smaller zoanthid species.

Reef Aquarium

When you place the pink zoanthids on the bottom of the aquarium you will want to ensure that it is on rock that is exposed to the currents. Otherwise, the zoanthids won’t be able to get the trace elements and nutrients they need. Each step is fairly easy and overall the pink zoanthids are not difficult to care for. It’s just ensuring that you know what each step is and ensure that it is followed. The pink zoanthids will expand the colony most of the time so don’t crowd them with other coral specimens. Zoanthids will need supplemental feedings on occasion although the zooxanthellae provide them with most of their nutrients.

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