The Waving Hand Coral

September 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Aquariums, Catch All, Corals Mini-Reef

Waving Hand Coral - Anthelia sp.Waving Hand Coral
Anthelia sp.

"How about a coral in your tank that greets you? I can do that! Can you feel the love?"

The Waving Hand Coral has long tentacles coming from its polyps, which look like

fingers!

The Waving Hand Coral or Anthelia sp. is an encrusting genus, which is the main thing that separates it from other Xeniids. They have an encrusting mat which their long and cylindrical polyps grow from. At the top of these polyps they have eight pinnate (feathering) tentacles which are very long. Other names this coral goes by include the Feather Coral, the Glove Coral, and the Pulse Coral… Read More

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