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Thorny Oyster

Thorny Oyster
Thorny Oyster

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From €15.00
Ex Tax: €12.20
  • Stock: Call To Order
  • Model: OI103L
  • EAN: 5027656304806

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Care Level
Color / Form
Green, Tan
Geographic Region
Central Pacific, Eastern Asia
Max Size
1 meter
Reef Compatible
Tank Size
050 Lt.
Water Conditions
Fish:PH:8.1-8.4, Sg:1.020-1.02
General Information
Common Name Moon Polyps, Encrusting Anemon
Family Zoanthidae
Latin Name Zoanthus Propalythoa

The Thorny Oyster is a member of the clam family. They are large and sessile with very colorful mantles. The Thorny Oyster's shell is shaped much like a scallop's shell, but the Thorny Oyster remains securely attached to the substrate on the aquarium floor, and does not wander.

The Thorny Oyster is a reef safe invertebrate that is most often kept by the home aquarist as an ornamental element in the aquarium. The shell has many ridges and spines giving the Thorny Oyster an unusual, unique appearance.

It is always best to quarantine the Thorny Oyster to be sure that you do not introduce any protozoan diseases they may have. The Thorny Oyster is very sensitive to changes in specific gravity, and requires strong water currents.

The Thorny Oyster is a filter feeder that has its food brought to it on the currents in the aquarium. They should be fed daily with a dissolved, particulate organic substance (like Marine Snow), bacteria and phytoplankton. Provide calcium and alkalinity for best health.

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