Extremely similar to the original Vampire Zoanthids back from Planet Zoa, but with a much brighter silver ring and deeper reds. We found this piece back in 2015 and since then it's made its way into many collector's reef tanks. It's much easier to care then the original Vampires and the silver ring is also much more stable, making it much more desirable than the original. We're not even sure if the original strain is even still in the hobby.
Polyps of the LC Vampire Slayers can vary in size. They can be as small as a Rasta and can large like a Paly. We'd say they're more so of a medium sized polyp. The pattern may also vary, as some polyps have the bright silver ring while others have a more peachy tone. Either way, the polyps will change according to the tank and conditions given to them. And even then, they'll display some variance. The different colors and pattern is a part of their charm!
LC Vampire Slayers Zoanthids
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.