Jump to content
Cultivated Reef



Recommended Posts


I was at my lfs and looked at the corals, i wantd 1 for my 1 gallon pico as the only coral in it, I wanted gsp but they didnt have it :( so i decided to buy a kenya tree coral, once getting larger, i frag it, put it in the pico, so i put the kenya tree in 1 of my other tanks, a 5 gallon. I looked at it and saw these tiny little guys. 😁. have a white center, is a pale green.

did i get FREE gsp palys 😀




Link to comment

Looks more like some kind of little clove polyp. GSP has a very rubbery purple looking base that grows like a mat or a sheet. Those look like individual polyps of some sort.

Link to comment

touched dosnt sting so noy majano. think it is clove, just have to wait when it gets bigger 😀

will like clove in my pico anyway so still happy about the tiny palys

i tried to get some sand away so i can get a betterlook at these palys, cant get direct sand off due to the kenya tree but about an inch away was purple attached to the little guys, i know that they are very hungry and unhealth and will take time to recover as their fragplug was burried in the sand at my LFS for who knows how long, i saw small bumbs so the colony of those palys were larger and some died as they were buried only 1 little polyp that i know is a gsp looks healthy yet its super tiny has purple base and is green just realy tiny :(  hope the colony will heal

Link to comment

+1, looks like cloves to me. I bet in time they will color up into something nice.


It is fun discovering freebies. I bought a toadstool coral and it was on a small rock covered in hair algae. Once the algae died off, turns out there was a Cyphastrea coral struggling to live under all that algae. I am not sure what type it is yet but a handful of polyps have recovered and are bright orange. It will be fun to see what color the base turns out to be.

Link to comment

It's always nice when you get a little extra something on a new frag - as long as it's a good something.  Getting a pest is not so nice.


Anyways blow off some of the sand and that may give a better clue as to what it is. But at least from what I see it could be a variety of GSP or clove polyps. 

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recommended Discussions

  • Create New...