Zoanthiniaria

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Taxonavigation

Kingdom: Animalia
Sub Kingdom: Eumetazoa
Super Phylum: Radiata
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Sub Class: Hexacorallia
Order: Zoanthiniaria
Sub Order: Brachycnemina - Macrocnemina


Introduction

Members of the order Zoanthiniaria are commonly called Zoanthids, or Zoos for short. They are not typically considered to be classified as a true coral.

Zoanthids are the type organism that you either love in a reef tank, or you hate. The reason is, they can often be considered a pest and undesirable as they can sting and out compete (i.e. kill, smother etc) many corals. And as can be seen by some of the images below, they can be very colourful, making them desirable for others. It is generally recommended zoanthids are kept in a dedicated aquarium or with other mixed corals, and away from a dedicated SPS tank.

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