Soul Crusher Palys
Soul Crusher Palys are a charmingly named member of the hugely popular palythoa family. This family come in a wide range of colour variations and are usually a pretty good beginner coral.
Frags of this coral have been growing under LED lights for a while
Under these, they have flourished with both rapid growth and good colouration.
It is a soft coral with a green and orange disk, vibrant blue mouth and dark lashes
This coral can tolerate lower lighting, and moderate flow is advised to maintain optimum health, the flow is important because it will keep detritus from settling on them
In addition to this, it will also require the correct levels of Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium along with various other trace elements found in natural seawater.
Additional feeding isn't required to maintain its health, as they get the majority of their food from photosynthesis.
Zoas have a very mixed response with regards to feeding additional foods, where some types can't get enough, while others show virtually no response at all.
Please be aware that these corals can be incredibly toxic and touching them and then touching your eyes or mouth can cause a severe reaction
Care Level - Easy
Flow - Moderate,
Lighting - Lower end but can tolerate a wide range of lighting
Temperament - Peaceful, however they have been known to shade out and grow over other coral