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Green Star Polyps Coral

Green Star Polyps Coral

Regular price $29.00 USD
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Green Star Polyp coral, scientifically known as Pachyclavularia violacea, is a popular and visually striking soft coral among marine aquarists. Known for its bright, neon green polyps that resemble a field of grass waving in the current, Green Star Polyp (GSP) coral adds vibrant color and dynamic movement to reef aquariums. This coral forms a mat-like encrusting base, known as a stolon, from which the individual polyps extend, creating a beautiful and lush appearance.

Green Star Polyp coral is native to a wide range of tropical reef environments, including the Indo-Pacific region, where it inhabits shallow reefs, lagoons, and rocky substrates. In an aquarium setting, GSP thrives under moderate to high lighting and prefers moderate water flow, which helps keep its polyps clean and promotes healthy growth. The ideal water parameters for GSP include a temperature range of 72-78°F, a pH of 8.1-8.4, and a stable salinity level.

One of the main attractions of Green Star Polyp coral is its ease of care and hardiness, making it an excellent choice for both beginner and experienced aquarists. It can quickly adapt to various conditions and is relatively tolerant of slight fluctuations in water quality. GSP can spread rapidly under favorable conditions, covering rocks and other surfaces with its vibrant green polyps.

Green Star Polyp coral is primarily photosynthetic, relying on the symbiotic zooxanthellae algae within its tissues for nutrition. It can also benefit from supplemental feedings of small particulate foods like phytoplankton or specialized coral foods, which can enhance its growth and overall health.

Due to its rapid growth and spreading nature, it is important to manage GSP carefully to prevent it from overtaking other corals in the aquarium. It can be placed on isolated rocks or areas where its growth can be controlled and maintained.

With its stunning appearance, ease of care, and resilience, Green Star Polyp coral is a captivating and dynamic addition to reef aquariums. Its vibrant green polyps and swaying movement create a mesmerizing effect, bringing a lively and natural beauty to any marine setup.

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