Tips on keeping Zoanthids

des
  • #1
looking to get a Zoanthids. could anyone give me any tips on feeding, lighting etc?
many thanks
 
agsansoo
  • #2
They don't require target feeding, just trace elements, marine snow, phytoplankton, and food for filter feeders will insure their good health. As for lighting. what do you currently have ?
 
des
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
cool thanks. I have one t5 bulb and 1 flouresent bulb.
 
agsansoo
  • #4
What's the length and wattage of the bulb. Given you have a T5 bulb you should be OK. Is the other bulb an actinic (blue) bulb ?
 
des
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
its 22" the other is blue yeah, also hava purple kinda colour one? would you recomment both being t5?
 
agsansoo
  • #6
T5 refers to tube diameter. The K (kelvin) rating is the most important. Aquarium light fixtures white light is 6500K - 10000K. This is the color rating you corals need. The blue lights are just for looks, not much function. Look on the bulb to find out the K rating.
 
des
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
ok nice one, thanks v much for you help
 
crystalg228
  • #8
I have a 10,000k and true blue actinic 3 light, is that considered good lighting for anemones?
 
agsansoo
  • #9
The easiest way to tell if you anemone is not getting enough light is, they start bleaching (turning white).
 
crystalg228
  • #10
so would you say mine needs more light by the way it looks?
 
des
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
is it possible to keep an anemone with mixed clowns, or not a good idea?
 
agsansoo
  • #12
crystalg228,
Yes it looks bleached. Small frequent feeding will help him. Anemones should have High output (HO) T5 or Metal Halide lights. Yes anemone will live for a while under powercompact fluorescent lights, they just won't thrive under them.
 
crystalg228
  • #13
I feed him at least 3 times a week with krill and I also was told to feed them with smorgasbord 2 times a week.sound good to you?
 
agsansoo
  • #14
This sounds fine. I was looking at photos of my anemone and noticed it looks whiter in the photos and greener in real life. Maybe your is the same ?
 
crystalg228
  • #15
could be because his tenticles are bluish green, looks really pretty!!!
 

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