Pink Elephant Palythoa

Coral Type: Zoanthid/Palythoa

Scientific Name: Palythoa sp.
Genus: Palythoa
Color: Pink, Green, Blue
Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Flow: Medium
Lighting: Medium
Photo Courtesy of: Reeffarmers

The Pink Elephant Palythoa has a very unique pigmentation pattern for a soft coral polyp. Tentacles can develop bright pink pigments that contain brighter bands. They can appear to be pink striped tentacles. The outer to mid areas of the polyp disk develops bright fluorescent green pigmentation that tends to develop within valleys. This can give the appearance of radiating bright green rays. The inner disk mouth area contains bluish pigments, while the mouth itself can also develop some green. Photo and text courtesy of Reeffarmers.

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