Notes: Green Clove Polyps have long stems and wave beautifully in the currents. They will grow and reproduce by budding, when provided with the proper environment.
Place Green Clove Polyps along the bottom half of the aquarium on an exposed rock. Make sure that currents will be able to supply them with necessary nutrients and trace elements. Leave several inches between them and other specimens, as they will usually expand their colony and can be stung by other corals.
Although symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae hosted within them supply most of their nutritional requirements through photosynthesis they do require supplemental feedings. Supplementing their diet with the addition of trace elements, marine snow, phytoplankton, and food for filter feeders will help to insure their continued good health.
Green Clove Polyps are shipped as colonies with numerous polyps attached to one rock.