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SubscribeCORAL OF THE WEEK-------Zoanthus spp.
Fishes Rock
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Oh that stinks, Should i keep it or get rid of this coral? How do you know it is palythoa? What should i look for if i exchange this coral so i won't end up with palythoa again? I am not sure if my LFS will take it back..

HOw bad they are toxinwise? R my fish or other coral are in danger? Am i get sick? How bad? I think i handle that coral couple of times and nothing happen to me so i am confused now but it's better safe then sorry..i guess..
Thanks Nate for your help
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I have kept Palythoa without any problems......I say if you like them then keep them. Just wash up after you handle them, and wear gloves if you ever frag them.

Zoa sites

Ebay.com....search for Live Coral

http://www.eastcoastclams.com

http://www.thesea.org

[/href]http://www.frags.org[/href]

There are alot more, I just have to dig up the addresses again.....another good site for online coral purchases is http://www.cquarium.com
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But r they OK with other fish and coral? Do they release poison in the water?
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they will be fine with the fish and coral.
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i am going to make an effort to get these corals because then i have a really good reason to keep my families hand out the tanK!
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Thanks Nate
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i am going to make an effort to get these corals because then i have a really good reason to keep my families hand out the tanK!


Nice one Bonny. I also warned my family.
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bumpy bumpy for Adam.
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Fantastic photography.
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Why can't I see any of the pics?
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because this topic is very old
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On my forum that wouldn't matter. I would really like to be able to ID the corals I'm interested in (newbie here), especially when folks are selling them online.

Anywhere I can look for IDs?
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reef central is a good place
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The pictures are not available because I had them on my FP premium members site and they were taken away as on of the benefits and we were given other benefits instead. I will Upload some more photos to my photobucket account and post them here.
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Returning to palytoxin ... I gather that the Palythoa polyps store these in their tisues as a defence against being eaten. Has there been any reports that these polyps deliver palytoxin to a target creature stung by the cnidoblasts? Because that would constitute a BIG risk if this was the case, particularly if the cnidoblasts were capable of delivering a sting that penetrated the outer epithelial layer of human skin. I've not been able to find any documentation that the corals deliver palytoxin via the cnidoblasts, and furthermore some scientists believe that the polyps do not manufacture the poison as a part of their intrinsic biochemistry, but sequester it from dinoflagellates in their food (the dinoflagellate Ostreopis siamensis I have seen quoted as a potential source). If the latter is true, then Zoanthids grown from fragments cultivated over long periods of time would, eventually, cease to be toxic. However, I'm looking for some confirmation of these details. Be nice to know that some of our favourite reef animals aren't going to kill us during maintenance!

Incidentally, anyone who wants to see a palytoxin molecule, take a look at this PDF document]http://users.ox.ac.uk/~magd1571/finalpage/3HandoutB.pdf#search=%22palytoxin%22[/link]. Palytoxin is one amazing molecule - it has 64 steroecentres, and 7 points of geometrical isomerism, which means that there are around 2.3 x 10^21 possible stereoisomers ... and, amazingly, it has been the subject of a total organis synthesis effort in the laboratory ... another illustration of the molecule, and more information on its effects, can be found [link=here.


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Any particular reason why I cannot see the pictures?

Bill
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This is a very old thread, but I have a few zoanthid pics I can share.









Sorry I don't have any palys, just zoanthids.



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Very nice zoo`s MBB. Nice color.
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