Clove Polyps are colonial-type corals, meaning they form a colony of many individual polyps all connected together. As they do not have a calcified skeleton structure, they can be more tolerant of swings in the alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium when compared to other corals. However, they will not be very tolerant to swings in pH, Temp, or salinity which is no different than any other coral or fish..
Clove polyps are a very hardy soft coral placing them amount the easier to keep corals and making them an excellent choice as corals for beginners. They have also been known to grow very fast, almost like an invasive coral. Clove polyps are also the least aggressive when it comes to defensive abilities. They can quite frequently become damaged and even start losing heads when they fall victim to another coral’s sting or are exposed to those toxins.
Scientific Name: Clavularia Sp
Common Name: Clove Polyps.
Type of Coral: Softie
Lighting: Moderate and Moderate to Low
Flow: Moderate and Moderate to Low
Care Level: Easy