This project is a tribute to tiny but even more colorful corals: Zoanthus and Palythoas. 100 corals have been illustrated and put on a poster.
These little anemones exist in more than 300 color morphs. They are easy to keep. People keep them, breed them and even more important: Share them. There is a huge scene of zoa keepers who meet at events sharing their corals.
To distinguish the different color morphs, dealers invented funny names for the little critters. Being traded by many dealers at a time it can happen that the same coral appears with different names. It’s always a joy to find out the correct or even most commonly used name for your coral.
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The project started as Kickstarter campaign and was funded successfully.
The corals illustrated on the poster are selected by the community. Via my blog Toms Korallen people were able to submit their most loved zoas. Over hundred people participated and sent me lots of zoas even I've never seen before.
I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of interest in 100 Zoas & Palys by coral enthusiast over world. In Facebook and coral related forums I experienced a lot of talk about idea and design.
Finally Reefbuilders wrote an article about the poster, which made the project go public.
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