Nuclear Green Palythoa (UK grown)

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Buy this product to earn 15 Frag Points.

What you will receive – You will receive orders of 1 or two polyps on a frag plug and the larger orders will come on a frag plate.


2 in stock



Nuclear Green Palythoa, as per their name, are a vivid toxic green colour due to their zooxanthellae counterparts enhanced by one of the deadliest toxins in the world: Palytoxin. These corals live in depths of 40-60 metres deep so therefore they do not have high lighting requirements. These corals will commonly grow via sprouting on the flesh of the polyp, or via dividing into two. In doing so they form huge colonial formations that will light up your tank in bright toxic green. These corals are fast growers under proper conditions.

Watch the below video for more Information (although the below video is about Zoas, Zoas are a close relative to Palythoa. This means their care requirements and the background information are very similar):

Lighting Requirements 

Nuclear Green Palythoa require: low – medium light intensity

Light Intensity PAR
Low Light 30-60
Medium Light 60-150
High Light 150+


Flow – Low to Medium

Placement in the reef– lower to mid-levels

Water quality

Salinity – 1.024-26
Ca- 420-500ppm
Mg- 1350-1420ppm
KH- 7-9
PO4- 0.05-8ppm
No3- 4ppm

A word of caution

Although this toxin gives the coral an anti-cancer immune response, when entering our body, it can cause cells to shut down and can cause severe eye and skin irritation. Therefore, here at the coral house, we highly recommend you treat this beautiful coral with caution and handle it wearing gloves especially if you have a cut or open wound. Furthermore, wear spectacles always when fragging this coral.

1 review for Nuclear Green Palythoa (UK grown)

  1. DavidR

    Excellent coral. Great packaging. Brilliant communication

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