Corals for Saltwater Aquariums: mat Polyps (Clavularia)

Corals for Saltwater Aquariums: mat Polyps (Clavularia) - Collecting up my prior pins here for re-casting on new boards.

Each coral polyp is carnivorous; they feed feed on a variety of small organisms, from microscopic plankton to even small fish. But being stuck to rocks on the ocean floor they cannot go out and hunt their prey; it must come to them. To attract their food they stick out their stringy long tentacles, which have stinging cells, named nematocysts that are all placed along the coral polyp’s mouth and take in any prey that swims too close. Coral polyps wait for their prey primarily at night all…

Darwin’s Reef Exploration Team [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Coral Polyp

*WESTERN AUSTRALIA ~ Coral Polyps on the pylons under the Ammo Jetty, south of Fremantle, Western Australia. Olympus C-8080 in Ikelite housing w/Ikelite DS-125 strobe.

*WESTERN AUSTRALIA ~ Coral Polyps on the pylons under the Ammo Jetty, south of Fremantle, Western Australia. Olympus in Ikelite housing w/Ikelite strobe.

Pygmy Sea Horse and Coral
Can you see it?

Coral polyps are transparent, not colorful, yet coral reefs abound with vibrant hues. The color comes from algae, which lends reefs the tropical colors most associate with these lush landscapes. Reef species like this pygmy sea horse adapt to their colorful environment by donning their own vivid hues. Both hunter and hunted use color for camouflage on the reef.

Dangerous and Poisonous Coral Reefs. Pygmy Sea Horse Coral These Coral Polyps are transparent. Their color is basically derived from Algae and make them part of Lush landscape. The hunters and the hunted use color to be safe on the Reef.

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