An Overview of Tube Polyps: Isaurus Coral

Posted on Monday June 15, 2020

An Overview of Tube Polyps_ Isaurus Coral

Have you been hoping to improve the ambience of your aquarium? If so, the addition of certain types of flora can produce truly amazing results. One very common option is to employ tube polyps. While there are many different types of tube polyps, Isaurus coral is a popular choice.

What are some of the main characteristics of this organism and what do you need to know about its behaviour? Let us take a look at Isaurus coral in greater detail.

Basic Biological Characteristics

These tube polyps are considered to be relatively hearty. They can normally be found attached to rocks although they may also be present as incidental organisms.

Isaurus coral will require water temperatures ranging between 72º and 78º Fahrenheit (22º to 25.5º Celcius).

They require a moderate amount of light and like the majority of other tube polyps, this species is peaceful when coexisting with other organisms.

Feeding Requirements

Another reason why Isaurus coral is popular in regards to aquarium design is the fact that it partially relies upon photosynthesis for food.

However, it is still important to note that you should feed these polyps once a week with either brine shrimp or zooplankton.

Reproduction and Appearance

Isaurus coral comes in a wide variety of colours. The most common are green, brown and grey. This species will spontaneously reproduce by splitting off portions at their base or mouth (this is known as budding).

Keep in mind that they will only reproduce if the cleanliness of your tank is maintained on a regular basis.

Whether you have just purchased an aquarium or you are looking for ways to spruce up your existing tank, the professionals at Oceanlife Aquatics are always here to help. Please feel free to browse through our previous blogs or to contact us directly in order to address additional questions.