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Star Polyps, Green Star Polyps and Daisy Polyps (Pachyclavularia)

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Green Star Polyps (Pachyclavularia sp.)

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Commonly known as Star Polyps, Green Star Polyps and Daisy Polyps, these corals are tolerant of both intense and low level light as well as a range of currents. Being sensitive to iodine & aluminum oxide which are found in some phosphate removing sponges, caution should be taken when adding these materials to your tank.

This coral is very fast-spreading, to the point where it can overgrow other corals. It is tolerant of both low and high level lighting as well as varied water currents. This coral should be blown clear of detritus occasionally to prevent slime and filamentous algae from gaining a foothold.

These are very good starter corals.

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