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Button Polyps

Button Polyps

The Button Polyp Corals, are commonly seen as being brown in colour, however as soon as they are under appropriate lighting they will transform into an amazing fluorescent green that will most certainly stand out in any reef tank. They are colonial animals with many individual polyps latched to coral rubble or live rock. In addition to that they are also excessively fast growing relative to other corals and tolerant to water conditions and parameter changes.

Requirements
The greatest aspect of this coral is that it is very easy to maintain, it requires a moderate light intensity and moderate water flow, but will most likely adapt to other conditions. If you are looking to increase their reproducing ability, it is wise to add iodine and other trace elements to speed up this process. 

Suggestions

A great factor to these polyps is that they will reproduce quickly in the home aquarium by budding (splitting off a portion of their base or mouth), which will increase the size of their colony. It is also a viable decision to add trace elements into your water when housing this coral in order to maintain its good health, for example calcium and strontium. 

Feeding
Though this coral will attain the majority of its nutritional requirements from the lighting through photosynthesis, it will also benefit from additional food sources in the form of brine shrimp or micro-plankton. 

STATISTICS
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Lighting: Moderate
Waterflow: Medium
Placement: Middle
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Colour Form: Green, Tan
Supplements: Iodine, Trace Elements
Family: Zoanthidae
Origin: Aquacultured, Fiji, Indonesia
 

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Easy to Care For
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Easy to Feed
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Peaceful to Other Coral
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Fast Growth Rate
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Easy to Frag
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