Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Yellow Polyp Turbinaria Coral, Aquacultured
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Yellow Polyp Turbinaria Coral, Aquacultured
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Captive Grown
Yellow Polyp Turbinaria Coral, Aquacultured (Turbinaria mesenterina)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Green, Tan, Yellow
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Aquacultured - LiveAquaria®
Family Dendrophylliidae
Lighting Moderate to High
Supplements Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Waterflow Strong
Placement Middle to Top
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Overview

The Yellow Polyp Turbinaria has very small polyps compared to other Large Polyp Stony corals (LPS). Other Turbinaria species may be referred to as Pagoda, Turban, Cup, Vase, Bowl, or Scroll Corals. The genus name, Turbinaria, is derived from the Greek word turbinatus (cone-shaped) because it usually grows in a conical or cup shape while living on the reef. It may also be found in the form of cups, ruffled ridges, plates, vases, or scrolls. It may grow horizontally or vertically. Although the Turbinaria Corals may be bright yellow, green, brown, gray, or cream, the Yellow Polyp Coral is generally yellow to green. A number of species may extend their polyps during the day or night while in an aquarium.

Turbinaria sp. vary in the amount of care they require. Those that are highly convoluted or thin plates, like this one, require more water flow, but aquacultured pieces like this are relatively hardy and require moderate care level. It is a peaceful reef inhabitant and does not bother other corals that are placed in close proximity to it. However, it should still be provided with ample space away from other corals because it does grow quickly. It will require a medium light level combined with a medium water movement within the aquarium. For its continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

It will benefit from additional food in the form of micro-plankton or baby brine shrimp.

Aquacultured Yellow Polyp Turbinaria Coral is mounted on a small fused aragonite plug that can be placed easily and securely in or between the rockwork in the reef aquarium.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

Certificate of Authenticity This LiveAquaria Certified Captive Grown Coral arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity & a 30-Day Arrive Alive, Stay Alive®, Risk-Free Guarantee. Learn more here >

Unlike most clip and ship coral frags, all of our Certified Captive Grown Corals are fully encrusted onto their plugs and are fully adjusted to artificial lighting and synthetic seawater, propagated and grown in our state-of-the-art facility in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Customer Testimonials

Perry M Fergus Falls , MN
Got one of these, and am very happy with it. It's tiny polyps opened right up and they glow bright yellow in the LED moon lights. Was packaged very well to protect it.
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