|This colony of Zoanthids has five distinct colors. Zoanthids are able to live very close together, and they often grow into beautiful patterns. When you are planning a colony of Zoanthids it is important to place small, short stock Zoanthids with other small Zoanthids. You can see in this picture that the larger purple centered Zoanthids can over grow the smaller green centered Zoanthids. This colony will soon be broken up to form other colonies on reef plugs.
We have noticed several times that Zoanthids seemed to be able to spontaneously mutate into other colors. Often these new colors will grow slower than the main Zoanthids in that colony. By removing these distinct individual Zoanthids we are able to start colonies of a new color. The spontaneous mutation of Zoanthids does not happen very often but it is important to watch for it in your colonies of Zoanthids.
Some of the other corals in this photograph are the beautiful blue tip Acropora in the upper left-hand corner. There is a beautiful blue and purple Caulastrea in the center top of the photo. There is a nice yellow Nephthea in the right upper corner. In the lower right corner there are three beautiful Acropora. You can see one of the beautiful Fungia that Sally Jo has grown from a baby in the middle bottom of the picture.
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