One of the coolest zoanthids we have the pleasure of growing in the farm. This zoanthid is closer to the "Vampire" family of zoanthids, which are known for their silver like body coloration as opposed to the more well known JF Bloodshots. The body of the VW Bloodshots is a metallic pastel teal-blue. It can change to a more soft blue under lower light, so give this piece medium lighting if you'd like to keep the metallic coloration on it. The center of VW Bloodshots are a magenta-pink coloration.
This zoanthid morph tends to get confused with Sonic Flares/ Vamps in Drags. Both have very similar patterns, but this one has a more pink center and softer blue coloration, while the Sonic Flares have a more distinct silver body with red rings.
VW Bloodshots 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 moderate 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.