This zoanthid belongs to the "Vampire" family of zoanthids, which are known for their silver like body coloration and little "vampire teeth" slit marks that go from the skirt to the mouth of the zoa.
LC Joe's Vampires came many years ago from Joseph Gacayan, who helped founded Legendary Corals. He picked up a small frag of this zoanthid from a local fish store in Sacramento. It started off as a cool small frag and grew out into a decent size colony rather quickly in his system. He brought it over and we discussed what to call it, and no better way to give credit to someone finding a strain than to have their name on it!
LC Joe's Vampires stay relatively small for a Vampire morph. They're more so a medium sized zoanthid. Something between say a Rasta and a Paly. The polyps are a sweet pastel coloration with some silver hues. The colors range from a navy blue to a slightly purple tint. This is a great first zoanthids as well, since it's easy to care for with a great growth rate!
LC Joe's Vampires Zoanthids
Great beginner coral! Does not consume elements such as alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium readily. A great choice if you're looking to keep a low maintenance reef or are just getting into the hobby and haven't built a strong understanding of the hobby yet.
A great grower! Increased growth with feeding such as Benepets.
Prefers to be kept in lower to medium light. Lower light will bring out a more peachy toned body but larger polyps. Higher light will bring out a more silver body but smaller polyps.
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.