Snake Polyp Rock - Isaurus tuberculatus - Medium/Large
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Snake Polyps are very unusual and uncommon polyps. During the day, the polyps are closed and look like fleshy tubes, sometimes with bumps or knobs along their surface. At night, the fringe-edged polyps open up from the ends of the tubes and looks more like the polyps most aquarists are used to. The polyps and tubes can be brown in color or have highlights of iridescent blue or green.
Though these polyps are mostly open at night, they are also photosynthetic and need bright light during the day. At night, they can be target-fed with zooplankton and similar foods. Without regular nighttime feedings, these colonies don't tend to do as well and will eventually starve and die off.
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|Common Name||Snake Polyp Rock - Med/Lg|
|Scientific Name||Isaurus tuberculatus|
|Water Movement||Low to Moderate|
|Specific Gravity Range||1.022-1.026|
|Light Intensity||Moderate to High|
|Water Hardness||8-12 dKH|
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