By Bob Goemans
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Family Clavulariidae

Clavularia viridis

Quoy & Gaimard, 1833

Clove/Palm Tree/Fern Polyps

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean

Natural Environment: Found along upper reef slopes and upper hardpan areas of lagoons

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 to 81°F (22 - 27°C) and is similar in 'growth,’ to Pachyclavularia violacea/viridis (Green Star Polyps) i.e., an encrusting species. Generally very hardy and prefers moderate light and strong water flow, and also seems to do better when alkalinity is maintained above 3 meq/l.

 Clavularia viridis (Clove/Palm Tree/Fern Polyps)
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