Care Level: Easy
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Waterflow: Medium to Strong
Lighting: Moderate to High
Placement: Middle to Top
Supplements: Iodine, Trace Elements
Color Form: Green, Tan, White
Origin: USA, Fiji, Indonesia, Indonesia
Star Polyps are also referred as Starburst, Eight Tentacle, Mat, and Daisy Polyps. They are usually brown or white with a white dot in the center of each polyp, the more uncommon ones Star Polyps are green. It is a colonizing coral made up of multiple polyps that grow over rock work, coral, or even the glass of an aquarium. They are a peaceful coral that will not harm other corals that are placed near their colony. Star Polyps can be damaged by any aggressive corals in the aquarium.
The Star Polyps require medium to high lighting with a medium to strong water current in the aquarium. The additions of iodine and other trace elements should be added to the aquarium water. It feeds through photosynthesis with the help of symbiotic algae, zooxanthellae, but also eats planton and some larger organisms.