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Zoanthus sociatus


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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Zoanthus sociatus

    Commonly referred to as one of the species most commonly available in the aquarium trade. Z. sociatus is commonly described as forming large colonies of polyps connected at their bases by a very thin coenenchyme. They are so loosely connected that individual polyps or clumps of polyps readily break off of a colony if tugged. The coloration is variable but is generally shades of green or blue-green, often with a yellowish oral cone.

    Working on a new write up, but need some pictures of polyps that are confirmed Z. sociatus. I would prefer some that are commonly available and/or named corals if anybody has any. Thanks in advance.
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    I am going to try and find out if any of my polyps are of this variety. If they are, I will get some pics.

    I am unsure what exactly a zoanthid sociatus looks like. I will search.

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    I think these are all Z. sociatus. Let me know if any are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Patrick View Post
    I think these are all Z. sociatus. Let me know if any are not.
    Holy crap Sir!! Are those are all yours??? You have quite the collection.

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    Many are or were mine, and a few others are from my local fish store- The Fish Doctors.

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    Sir, #18 those are the exact same ones I have! The only ones that have ever survived in my 8g. To cool
    Remember the ones I posted about climbing the walls? That's them
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    Very nice collection Sir
    120 Gallon Freshwater green terrors, convicts and Florida gar.
    4-10 gallon live-bearer rack platies, swords and bns plecos.
    40 gallon acrylic AIO waiting for something new.

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    Any more Z.Sociatus pics?

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