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great experience

I have used saltyunderground a couple of times now. This is a great company to deal with. They have the best response time of any company that I have ever dealt with. All of my emails were answered within minutes. All of my corals arrived in beautiful,...

CRAIG VAUGHN from kentucky

Green Star Polyp - 1 Inch t-3-28-f

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Green Star Polyp - 1 Inch t-3-28-f


Our bright green star polyps, Briareum sp., is a one of the easiest and fastest growing corals to keep. You get a frag chip covered in About an inch of bright green polyps. Please note that this type of polyp ships very well but it can take several days to open once it arrives to your tank. 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: Low to Strong

Scientific name: Briareum sp.

$14.99 Ships within 24 hours.


Testimonials

Better Than the Pictures!

Received the corals earlier today. They are doing great! All are as good or better than the photos would indicate. Especially happy with the elegance coral. It's nice and small; the perfect size for my 30 gallon nano. Thanks again

David C. from New York

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