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Green Clove Polyps

Green Clove Polyps
Green Clove Polyps
Clavularia sp.
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The Clavularia Clove, or Glove, Polyps 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. Occasionally, a rare orange morph comes into the trade. 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 one of the easier polyps to maintain and require moderate lighting combined with moderate water movement. The addition of iodine and other trace elements to the water is beneficial. Once the adapt to aquarium life, they will grow rapidly 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.