tube polyps – Isaurus Coral
From Atlantic: I. duchassaingi, I. spongiosus, I. tuberculatus
From Pacific: I. cliftoni, I. maculatus, I. tuberculatus
Common Names: Snake polyps, tube polyps
Color: Shade of gray, brown or green.
Feeding: The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within their bodies provide some of their nutritional requirements through photosynthesis. The remainder of their nutritional requirements will need to be provided in the form of regular weekly feedings of zooplankton or brine shrimp.
Water parameters: 72-78F; sg 1.023-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4; dKH 8-12
Origin: Atlantic and Pacific
Propagation: They will reproduce in the reef aquarium on their own by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), if adequate water quality parameters are maintained.
Polyps live in colonies with or without stolons or a coenenchyme between the polyps and are closed during the day. May occasionally be seen for sale, or they may be found attached to live rock as incidental organisms. They have reduced tentacles and longer cylindrical body that often remain partially buried in substrate.
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