Moon Polyps

January 15, 2012 by  
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Moon Polyps Moon Polyps

Moon PolypsPalythoa sp. “This is a sea mat type of button coral! They form clusters of polyps on “mats” of sand!” Moon Polyps received their name from the way their clusters of polyps appear – in the shape of half moons! The Moon Polyps Palythoa sp., are called by other names as well, including Encrusting Anemones, Sea... [Read more of this article]

The Acan Echinata (Coral)

January 6, 2012 by  
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The Acan Echinata (Coral) The Acan Echinata (Coral)

Acan EchinataAcanthastrea echinata “If you want all colors of the rainbow in your reef, try the Acan Echinata!” The Acan Echinata comes in all rainbow colors and is quite beautiful! The Acan Echinata Acanthastrea echinata is a member of the Mussidae family and is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral. They come in color combinations of brilliant... [Read more of this article]

The Corky Sea Finger

December 21, 2011 by  
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The Corky Sea Finger The Corky Sea Finger

Corky Sea FingerBriareum asbestinum “This coral actually gets its shape by growing on and over other Gorgoninas – which makes him more “quirky” than corky!” The Corky Sea Finger reproduces easily and is quite easy to care for – making it a great beginner coral! The Corky Sea Finger Briareum asbestinum, also goes... [Read more of this article]

The Leaf Coral

December 18, 2011 by  
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The Leaf Coral The Leaf Coral

Leaf CoralPavona decussata “What looks like a head of Romaine lettuce, but feels like a rock? You got it…me!” The Leaf Coral is another coral which makes a great beginner coral! The Leaf Coral Pavona decussata is attractive and has a frilled appearance. Quite like the Cactus Coral P. cactus, it has upright and flat fronds but they... [Read more of this article]

Palm Tree Polyps

December 13, 2011 by  
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Palm Tree Polyps Palm Tree Polyps

Palm Tree PolypsClavularia Sp. “How about a grove of palm trees in your reef aquarium? This beauty can do just that!” The Palm Tree Polyps are an easy to care for and beautiful coral! The Palm Tree Polyps C. viridis is named after the way it looks – like a palm tree! Actually, its tentacles look like palm fronds and each one is surrounded... [Read more of this article]

The Idaho Grape Montipora

December 6, 2011 by  
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The Idaho Grape Montipora The Idaho Grape Montipora

Idaho Grape MontiporaMontipora undata “Can you guess what I am and where I’m from? I’m purple, but I am NOT a grape, and I’m NOT from Idaho!” The Idaho Grape Montipora is a popular, very wanted, and expensive coral! The Idaho Grape Montipora Montipora undata is an SPS (small polyp stony). It has beautiful colors and actually... [Read more of this article]

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