The Starburst Polyps are also referred to as Star, Eight Tentacle, Mat, or Daisy Polyps. They are usually white or brown with a white dot in the center of each polyp, although, some more rare Starburst Polyps are green. The green specimens have been called Clavularia viridis; however, they are now identified as a Briareium sp. They have the distinctive eight-leaved tentacles on each polyp. They are colonial animals with several individual polyps attached to a piece of live rock.
Accurately described as an encrusting coral, Starburst Polyps rapidly grow over adjacent rock work, coral, or even the glass of an established reef aquarium. They are a peaceful coral armed with the defensive capability of being able to retract or deflate each of their polyps in response to predation. They will not harm other corals that are placed close to their colony, but are susceptible to being damaged by any aggressive corals in the reef aquarium. They are easy to maintain in the reef aquarium and make an excellent candidate for the beginning through expert reef aquarist. They require a medium to high light level combined with a medium to strong water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, they will also require the addition of iodine and other trace elements to the water.
The experienced hobbyist cultures the colony by taking a cutting from their encrusting base. The cutting is then glued to a hard substrate such as a rock or dead coral head.
The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within their bodies provide the majority of their nutritional requirements through photosynthesis. They also benefit from weekly feedings of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.
It ships encrusted to a piece of live rock. The branching variety ships encrusted to a piece of branch live rock.
Approximate Purchase Size: Large: 5" to 7"
CO2 controller automatically control CO2 dosing.
3 in 1 CO2 diffuser, check valve and bubble counter.
CO2 indicator accurate monitoring CO2 level.
Simply in setting up and operation.
Pressure reduced design to provide most stable and reliable pressure out put.
CO2 controller to work with timer and control CO2 dosing automatically to avoid CO2 wasting.
Disposable CO2 cartridge free from refill problem and simply in assembling.
Trendy supporting base application of both stand or to hang.
3 in 1 Vertical CO2 Diffuser-S, with CO2 bubble counter, check valve and diffuser in one unit for space saving, easy in installation. Assures the best diffusing effect, easy for ceramic replacement.
Pipe holder to prevent CO2 pipe bending.
CO2 indicator provides continuous and accurate monitoring CO2 level, plastic color chart sticker is reusable for changing the location.
The Princess Bee from Vietnam can grow to a maximal body length of 3 cm and reach an age of around 2 years. The males stay slightly smaller than the females and do not get as plump.
The Princess Bee, like most freshwater shrimp, is an omnivore and will eat just about any food. The species is very peaceful, other aquarium inhabitants have nothing to fear from them. You can easily keep them together with fish that do not predate on shrimp.
Princess Bee shrimp do not have any special requirements regarding the aquarium decoration ... here you can use your imagination freely. The shrimp are happy with a little moss and driftwood ... and if there are some hiding-places like tubes or brown autumn leaves (oak or beech) in the tank, your Princess Bee will have everything they need.
When Princess Bee shrimp have adapted to their environment and when they are happy, the females will relase up to 30 fully developed shrimplets every 5 to 6 weeks. In well-planted tanks with lots of places to hide, some of the young shrimp will even grow up in the presence of fish.
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