Scientific Name: Coverdularis spp
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: Small - 2" to 3", Medium - 3" to 4.5", Large - 4.5" to 6"
Reef Safe: Yes
Green Clove Polyp, Coverdularis spp., is a hardy coral choice that will thrive in most aquarium conditions. They are also known as Encrusting Polyps, as it ships with a number of the eight-tentacled "blooms" attached to Live Rock. Members of the Coverdularis species require only a moderate water flow and a moderate amount of lighting, making them ideal for placement at most any level of the aquarium. However, if lighting levels are high, placement should be in the lower levels. Because the polyp tentacles are often stung by nearby corals, specimens should be kept an adequate distance from other corals. Although micro-plankton and brine shrimp will supplement the diet of the Polyp Corals, naturally-occuring zooxanthellae and microalgae will provide much of its diet. This species is a great choice for aquarists of all experience levels.