Briareum violacea- Green Star Polyp Colony – WYSIWYG 1

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This is a large colony of Green Star Polyps.   The tentacle color is emerald green with white centers growing from a purple encrusting mat.
This colony is approximately 7″ across growing on a flat rock.   This works very well for someone with a larger tank that wants to add the color and motion of the tentacles in their tank but want the polyps on their own island on the sand bed to help contain them.
Excellent beginner coral and hardy under most conditions.  Can be trained to grow up the glass walls or used to cover tank accessories.

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Product Description

Category:  Misc Livestock
Common Name:
  Green Star Polyps
Scientific Name:  Briareum violacea or Briareum violaceum.  Formerly classified as Clavularia viridis
Specimen Size:  Large colony approximately 7″ across
Origination: RC aquacultured colony
Entry Updated: 


Star Polyps are small typically light tan to yellowish-green to a bright fluorescent green polyps connected together by a rubbery purple colored mat.   Larger colonies can create a dense carpet which waves beautifully in the current like a field of wheat.

The polyps are open during the day and retract at night or when disturbed.

Star Polyps are easy to keep and very undemanding in their requirements.  Moderate to bright lighting and moderate to fairly strong water flow suits it fine.  Feeding is not required and it is not very picky about water parameters.

Star Polyps are fast growing and its growth should be monitored to ensure that it does not overrun its neighbors.  It can sometimes be trained to grow up the back glass of the aquarium for a nice effect.  It is often best placed on a small rock on the sand or similar isolated spot to contain it.

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Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  Moderate ReefCorner LED Lighting 10-hr / day.
PAR:  150-200
Water Flow: Moderate
Food:  N/A
Temperature: 77 - 80
Specific Gravity:  1.025 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 9-10 dKH
Calcium:  450-460ppm
Magnesium: 1320-1400ppm
pH: 8.15 - 8.35
Nitrates, Phosphates, Silicates = 0

General Care Requirements:

Care Level: Easy.
Lighting:  Moderate to strong
Waterflow:  Moderate to strong
Placement: On rock work or on rock island on sand bed to contain growth.  Position in an area of moderate to strong lighting and water flow.
Feeding: Not required
Aggressiveness: Moderate.  Can encroach on neighbors and may need to be trimmed to keep under control

For more care information, go to our Reef Database Entry