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Palythoa sp.04


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lexID:
9674 
Scientific:
Palythoa sp.04 
German:
Krustenanemonen 
English:
Palythoa zoanthid 
Category:
Kolonianemoner 
Family tree:
(Kingdom) > (Phylum) > (Class) > (Order) > (Family) > Palythoa (Genus) > sp.04 (Species) 
Size:
bis zu 1cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 28°C 
Food:
zooplankton, Zooxanthellen / Ljus 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
2 - Enkel 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Palythoa anthoplax
  • Palythoa australiae
  • Palythoa capensis
  • Palythoa caribbaeorum
  • Palythoa complanata
  • Palythoa dartevellei
  • Palythoa densa
  • Palythoa durbanensis
  • Palythoa grandis
 
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Last edit:
2016-04-26 19:42:27 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Palythoa sp.04 are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Palythoa sp.04, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Palythoa sp.04, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Palythoa sp.04 has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Palythoa sp.04 in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Palythoa sp.04. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
[overview_and_url_DE]
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

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Husbandry

As a rule, Zoanthid corals are rather easy to care for and are often recommended as beginner corals.

They gain most of their daily nutritional requirements through the photosynthetic activity of their symbiotic Zooxanthellae, but also absorb nutrients and dissolved organic matter from the water column. They also feed on captured plankton.

Zoanthid polyps do not necessarily need to be fed directly, but will benefit from occasional feedings with finely chopped frozen foods, zooplankton additives or dust food, which will help them to thrive.

Their durability makes them to be rather forgiving to less optimal water parameters and lightning conditions. Zoanthus species may be placed in intensely as well as in moderately lighted areas, they are able to cope with moderate as well as with high and turbulent flows, however, strong currents directly directed towards the colonies may cause the polyps to stay closed.

Under proper lightning and water parameters most Zoanthus species will grow fast- sometimes too well, spreading over rocks and eventually supersede adjacent corals.

Some Zoanthid species, especially those in the genera of Palythoa and Protopalythoa can be highly toxic for humans. These Zoanthids may excrete Palytoxin, one of the most toxic organic substances in the world. Normally, this will not be noticed during the reefkeeper’s normal daily routine, but can become a real danger when Palythoa or Protopalythoa species are forcibly removed or fragged. Whereas several reef keepers have reported severe health problems they suffered when handling Palythoa or Protopalythoa species, species of the Zoanthus genus are generally considered to be rather harmless, at least there is no known case of a serious intoxication caused by a Zoanthus species. Nevertheless, since it is difficult for the average hobbyist to distinguish Zoanthus, Palythoa and Protopalythoa species from each other, you should always handle Zoanthid species with proper caution. When touching them or removed them for your tank, you should always wear protective gloves and goggles, was
h your hands thoroughly afterwards and avoid any eye contact.

Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Zoantharia (Order) > Brachycnemina (Suborder) > Zoanthidae (Family) > Palythoa (Genus) >

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  1. wikipedia (de)

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