Another one of Shane Backer's beautiful pieces! Clean black stripes adorn the body while a bow tie pattern around the mouth gives it a polished look. The skirts on this morph can get rather long if you're into long lashed zoanthid varieties. We've noticed that the polyps will get larger under lower light, but the beautiful pink, yellow, and orange on the lashes show up better when the polyp is a bit smaller and given more lighting. Either way, SBB's Aphrodite does well in most aquariums and will grow well once established.
SBB Aphrodite Zoanthids
Shane B Backer
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 decent grower! Increased growth with feeding such as Benepets.
Prefers to be kept in lower to medium light. This morph will do well in a wide range of lighting placement. Lower light will make the polyps larger, but higher light will bring the yellow, orange, and pinks out on the skirts more.
Currently kept under Kessil 360x, all blue spectrum.
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.