Activated Carbon Can Completely Detoxify Palytoxin

Palys and Zoas are two of the most abundant and popular types of soft coral in the aquarium trade, but they come with a small drawback… they’re potentially deadly. To varying degrees, these corals contain one of nature’s most potent poisons—palytoxin—which is capable...

The Dangers (and Myths) of Zoa Toxicity – Part 2

(Continued from Part 1) When it comes to toxic palys, it is the drab brown specimens that we see most often, but there may be at least some colorful phenotypes being fragged. These are traded under the names “Purple Death Paly” and “Nuclear Green...

The Dangers (and Myths) of Zoa Toxicity – Part 1

The oceans are full of creatures capable of killing us; one of the more surprising marine menaces is a group of popular aquarium corals known variably as “button polyps”, “palys” and “zoas”. Rather than biting us in half or injecting us with some venomous barb, these...
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