Zoanthid Blooms - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 35Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 67 Old 10-14-2013, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
Reference Team
 
badxgillen's Avatar
 
Zoanthid Blooms

As promised some flowers for chesh.
Whamin Watermelons










these are shooting stars or green comets.
Chesh and dylanmegyptian like this.

...........
badxgillen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 67 Old 10-14-2013, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
Reference Team
 
badxgillen's Avatar
 
One of my favorites Tyree Blue Eyed Girls
Chesh and dylanmegyptian like this.

...........
badxgillen is offline  
post #3 of 67 Old 10-14-2013, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
Reference Team
 
badxgillen's Avatar
 
Radioactive Dragon Eyes are a nice and hardy zoanthid variety that grows at a pretty good rate.

and tell me these bad boys are not cool, they are called mohawks or Event Horizons as you see the little stars.
Chesh likes this.

...........
badxgillen is offline  
post #4 of 67 Old 10-15-2013, 12:24 AM
Member
 
Chesh's Avatar
 
Oooh, flowers!!! O.O

::SHINYEYES::

After I picked myself up off the ground, I went back to look at the shots again a few times. Wow! I really can't come close to picking a favorite in that group! (this seems to be a problem I have!)

Welcome to the new world, Chesh!!! Filled with Radioactive dragon eyes, and Whamin Watermelons to make your blue eyes see comets and stars!
>.<

Thank you so much for taking (and posting) such lovely shots!



. . .I'm super curious, but know nothing about saltwater (except PRETTY!), and don't intend to start a tank. Tell me something about them, please?! Aside from that they're gorgeous, I mean. . . ^_^
Chesh is offline  
post #5 of 67 Old 10-15-2013, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
Reference Team
 
badxgillen's Avatar
 
Most of these are zoanthids but I do have a few types of palythoa and protopalythoas. All of these corals are soft so they form no calcerous skeleton.Most of them reproduce by bilateral fission and are clones of each other wich continue the process and form matts of polyps. There are some that also incorporate sand and rubble into their bodies wich I find interesting but most of those are palythoas. These groups I have listed also contain palytoxin wich is extremely toxic and in certain concentrations can be deadly.

...........
badxgillen is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to badxgillen For This Useful Post:
Chesh (10-15-2013)
post #6 of 67 Old 10-15-2013, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
Reference Team
 
badxgillen's Avatar
 
Also the ones I have posted are all photosynthetic but I have several that love to eat all sorts of things including tiny shrimps,infact the green comets are a palythoa and they eat rather well.
Chesh likes this.

...........
badxgillen is offline  
post #7 of 67 Old 10-15-2013, 01:56 AM
ao
Member
 
ao's Avatar
 
what would happen if you touched one of the more toxic ones? numb fingers? so something much more severe?


Sent from Petguide.com App
Chesh likes this.
ao is offline  
post #8 of 67 Old 10-15-2013, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
Reference Team
 
badxgillen's Avatar
 
Fortunately the toxin does not make the transfer through skin so as long as you don't have any cuts,don't touch your eyes, and wash your hands before eating and such you should be good. Most people wear gloves and eye protection when cutting these corals. Some are much more toxic than the next and as a general rule of thumb the palythoas contain much more of the palytoxin.It is speculated that the specimens that exude excessive amounts of slime are also big producers of the toxin.

...........
badxgillen is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to badxgillen For This Useful Post:
Chesh (10-15-2013)
post #9 of 67 Old 10-15-2013, 07:37 PM
Member
 
Chesh's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by badxgillen View Post
There are some that also incorporate sand and rubble into their bodies wich I find interesting but most of those are palythoas
That's so bizarrely fascinating. . .
In a home tank, would you have to provide a palythoas with a certain type of substrate, or are they happy with anything? I'm trying to draw some sort of parallel between this and the animals and plants I'm so familiar with in freshwater, and there just is nothing to compare!


Quote:
Originally Posted by badxgillen View Post
Also the ones I have posted are all photosynthetic but I have several that love to eat all sorts of things including tiny shrimps, infact the green comets are a palythoa and they eat rather well.
Sounds a bit like Izzy's carnivorous plant collection!



. . . saltwater is like another (alien) world to me. Amazing!

Thank you for taking the time to share a bit of enlightenment with us lil' old freshies! Really neat stuff. . . ^_^
Chesh is offline  
post #10 of 67 Old 10-18-2013, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
Reference Team
 
badxgillen's Avatar
 
Reverse Gorilla..I will say it again I do not make these names up. I love these with the gold orange centers,they look way better in person.This is not the greatest pic to represent them but you get the idea.
Chesh likes this.

...........
badxgillen is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Super Sick Zoanthid RichCotte Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 1 02-21-2013 09:28 PM
Anubias Blooms lionhead Beginner Planted Aquarium 6 05-05-2012 10:58 AM
What is this in zoanthid colony?? Vfgonzales22 Coral and Reef Creatures 1 09-05-2011 07:51 PM
Algae Blooms, Are some uncontrollable? fish_4_all Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 1 05-24-2007 08:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome