This zoa has a blazing orange skirt followed by a blinding metallic sunset orange face. The mouth is also a somewhat metallic sky blue. As the name implies, there are white speckles all over the face of the morph. For some reason the speckles seem to always appear on the center of the sky blue mouth, giving it the appearance that it's shining. This is also a smaller zoa morph, similar to the size of a small Rasta Zoa but not as small as say a Paradise Zoa.
From what we can recall, this stunning zoa came from Jeremy (whodah) of Exotic Frags. He must have been really lazy naming them off of the already named Fire and Ices zoas, since they resemble something completely different.
The most easily confused zoa for this morph is the Blondies, even to the point of sometimes being sold as Blondies. They share almost the same color pattern except Blondies are more of a true yellow face with a cleaner looking blue mouth and larger polyps.
ER Speckled Fire and Ice Zoanthids
whodah / Jeremy of Exotic Frags)
Best tried after you've had success with a few other easier corals first and have an understanding of basic reef chemistry such as keeping salinity, alkalinity, calicium, and magnesium levels consistent. The coral itself is very easy to care for if you test for your parameters often and have created a consistent maintanence routine for your reef!
A moderate grower. Increased growth with feeding such as Benepets.
Prefers to be kept in lower to medium light.
Currently kept under Kessil A360X units. Mounting height 24" above water line. 12:00PM - 10:00PM at 100% blue intensity.
We recommend starting smaller zoanthid frags in lower flow until it reaches a small colony size. Once established, increase the flow level to avoid any detritus building up in between the mat. If detritus builds up inside the matting of the zoanthid, it can cause bacterial issues.
Currently kept with Maxspect Gyre 350s Pumps.
Brightwell's Amino Acids, Lugols, Replenish, Restor, Potassion, KoralColor.
Benepets Coral Food.