Limited Edition
Cherry Charms Zoa
A Morgan Wood Original

Cherry Charms Zoanthid Limited Edition Soft Coral. Reeffarmers Seed Image.
The brilliant golden speckles of this zoanthid can be seen in this closeup image.
Bands of fine gold and fine green pigments radiate outward from the disk center.
Tentacles contain alternating rings of bright pink/cherry red.
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The Cherry Charms are a brilliantly colored zoanthid that actually prefer strong light and moderate to strong flow. The center disk is covered with brilliant golden speckles. Inter mixed with the gold there are some fine green pigments. Outer areas of the center disk are composed of radiating golden bands. Tentacles contain rings of bright pink to cherry red pigments. In low light conditions the polyps brilliant coloration can weaken.

Reeffarmers acquired our seed polyps directly from Morgan Wood of Captains Corals. Morgan acquired the coral in 2007 when he purchased a large zoa and paly collection from a friend who was leaving the hobby. At that time, the Cherry Charms were an unamed and unknown zoa exported from Indonesia. Initally these zoa were faded in color and expanding to collect light. The brilliant coloration of this polyp began to develop after a number of months. The name of the coral was coined by Todd Cherry of Cherry Corals. Todd had acquired some of the polyps from Morgan in April of 2011 at the Indianapolis Marine Aquarium Society (IndMas) coral swap. Morgan recommends strong light to develop the most intense pigmentation. He keeps them under 12k Halides with a PAR value of 400-700. They prefer moderate to strong flow and will accept target feedings.

Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of this coral for in a 130 gallon Raceway Gyre BiZonal system. This system is naturally filtered with a semi-cryptic zone and a reef flat exposed zone. In Steve's captive reef the coral is positioned to receive moderate to strong light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. The first edition seed polyp of this coral is being sold on our Buy It Now page. Introductory list price is $50 for the single first edition polyp.

Cherry Charms Zoa Limited Edition Soft Coral. Captain's Corals Polyp Image.
This image shows how these zoanthids generally appear within a captive reef.
The name Cherry Charms seems to match the polyps striking general appearence.
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