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It has been a long time since I first saw the pictures of bright red Epizoanthids, and it has been six long years since I saw these fantastic corals in the Sea of Cortez. These corals are rare in almost every area of the western Pacific Ocean, but in parts of the Sea of Cortez they are very common. People who live in a small village on Baja California are growing these corals for the aquarium trade.

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SEE A LARGE IMAGE OF THIS CORAL FOR A DESKTOP WALL PAPER

Red Epizoanthids from this strain that we have are the easiest ones to grow in captivity because they grow on Gorgonians skeletons. These red Epizoanthids will also colonize rocks, and the ocean based aquaculture facility will be growing these beautiful red Epizoanthids on pieces of discarded nylon rope. There are other types of the Zoanthids that live on sponges and other living corals, and they are very hard to keep in captivity.

That GARF we now have brood stock of these red Epizoanthids in seven of our reef tanks. These red Epizoanthids remind the of yellow Parazoanthids on multivitamins. Yellow Parazoanthids are marketed as yellow stars, and I'm sure that when people start selling captive raised red Epizoanthids they will be called red stars.

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This strain of red Epizoanthids are very easy to feed, and the individual polyps are connected together. Predatory corals that are kept in captivity can be divided into two groups. One group has individual polyps that are not very well joined together, and it is important that each Polyp be fed as an individual. The red Epizoanthids are very aggressive feeders, and the nutrients can be used by the entire colony.

We have been feeding our colonies of Epizoanthids Spiralina flake food and frozen Mysid shrimp. When I first started feeding these corals I crushed the Spiralina flake food into a powder, but when I saw how large of pieces these corals were able to capture and consume I started feeding them large flakes. If you have wanted to experiment with keeping predatory corals because of their incredible colors this is the coral for you.

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The Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization dependent on sales of quality products and our special Annual Events to support our eduacation programs. These projects sustain our service programs and ongoing research we provide to our Community and the World. 

We are an Idaho Non Profit Organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge of reef keeping. Our live rock aquaculture research has produced many new techniques for sustaining marine life and propagating corals. We are currently growing many species of sps corals, mushrooms, etc. The Foundation is building a genetic bank in Idaho with collections from around the World. We specialize in reef janitors, and have shared this research with many people who need to control algae in land-based live rock aquaculture tanks.


 
 

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