Amazing Hammer Coral

The amazing wall hammer arrived yesterday in perfect shape! Put in tank and it began to open right away! It is the new show piece of my nano! I will highly recommend SU to all reefing enthusiasts. Great customer service, packaging and of course, the c...

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Metallic Green Star Polyps Coral Nuggets - 1 Inch

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Metallic Green Star Polyps Coral Nuggets - 1 Inch

Our bright metallic green star polyps, Briareum sp., are a one of the easiest and fastest growing corals to keep. You get 1 inch or more growing on a small rock. Please note that these corals are very easy to keep but frequently take a week or more to open after shipping. This is normal.

Briareum corals are gorgonians in the family Briareidae.  They are commonly found in many reef zones including lagoons and fore-reef slopes.  Although they are tolerant of a variety of lighting conditions, they do best in moderate water flow and moderate to high intensity lighting, like you might find on a reef flat on on an upward back reef slope. 

Green star polyps are hardy and fast growing.  They can quickly encrust over neighbors, so give them plenty of space in your aquarium.  These are also vulnerable to other stinging corals and Aiptasia anemones will prevent their polyps from opening.  You should blow sediment from its mat periodically to keep it free from algal accumulation.  You do not need to directly feed star polyps, as they rely on photosynthesis via their zooxanthellae.

Quick Care Info

Care Level: Easy

Temperament: Peaceful

Lighting: Low to High

Waterflow: Moderate to High

Scientific name: Briareum sp.

$19.99 Ships within 24 hours.


Right On

They made it here around 10:30 and they look fine. I think your packaging and warmers were right on. Water temp seems perfect. Thanks a lot josh