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Glove Polyp
(Clavularia sp.)
Glove Polyp
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Green, Red, Tan, White
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Indonesia, Maricultured - Indonesia
Family Clavulariidae
Lighting Moderate
Supplements Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Placement Middle to Top
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Overview

The Clavularia Glove Polyps are also commonly referred to as Eight Tentacle Polyps, or Encrusting Polyps. They are brown, tan, pink, green, or white in color and their polyps have the distinctive eight-leaved tentacles associated with all the members of this family. They are colonial animals with several individual polyps attached to a single piece of live rock and are often stung and damaged by other aggressive corals. Therefore, they need adequate space between themselves and other corals.

They are not difficult to maintain and require moderate lighting combined with moderate water movement. They require the addition of iodine and other trace elements to the water. They will grow rapidly in the established reef aquarium by encrusting over adjacent rock work or even other corals.

The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within their bodies is responsible for providing the majority of their nutritional requirements via the algae's light drive process of photosynthesis. They also benefit from weekly feedings of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2-1/4"; Medium: 2" to 4-1/4"; Large: 4" to 7"

Customer Testimonials

Alex Madill Winchester , VA
This is one of the first corals I purchased for my reef. It seems to do very well under T-5 lighting, and enjoys placement around the middle range. It grows very quickly so place it somewhere with a bit of room. A great buy.
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