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Green Star

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One of our hardiest softs

Green stars are one of the easiest corals to grow. I must take care of them properly to achieve these resultls. The green stars need food. Fish poop, extra flake food, low placement in the tank and not strong current will help these animals thrive. They continue to spread amoungst the rock and if left alone they will spread to other rocks and even to the glass if close enough. The green stars become stronger after each generation that has been propagated.

It is also important to remember that they do transport well but do take some time for the polyps to come out. Each time you touch them or a hermit walks across them this effect will take place. They will quickly produce a field of waving tentacles colored neon green, white or mahogany offset against a leathery, purple base. A must-have for any reef.

Zoanthid

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Polyps like jewels! Many colors available.

Zoanthids are a long-time favorite of the reef aquarium. The quarter-inch polyps multiply horizontally, like a bed of flowers. Zoanthids come in a variety of corals from green to speckled to blue, purple and orange. Call to choose from any of GARF’s many varieties.

Briareum

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Highly attractive and fast-growing

Need to brighten up a bare patch of rock? This showy coral will carpet a space in your aquarium with a pink bottom and thousands of long filamentous arms. Briareum will grow on almost any surface.

Ricordea

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So bright, you’ll hardly believe your eyes

Ricordea are fluorescent green disks, with textured surfaces. This coral is no longer available from any source but aquaculture due to strict collecting laws.

Sarcophyton

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A colorful leather coral

This is a pink leather coral which forms a head with many attractive and unusual polyps. Sarcophytons often resemble toadstools in shape, and are usually pink to cream-colored. They also make excellent hosts for clownfish.

Wood's Polyp

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An unusual soft!

These fascinating corals grow in serpentine tubes over the substrate. The end of each polyp opens up into several large arms, each with many fine branches. Wood’s Polyps come in a pinkish-tan color.

 

 

Palythoa

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Large colorful polyps!

Palythoa are like zoanthids only much bigger. The spreading polyps are about two inches tall, with a cylindrical stalk and disc-shaped heads with many spreading tentacles. Palythoa come in a brick-red color, a tan color and a tan base with a neon green head.

 

Mushrooms

A perennial favorite

No aquarium is complete without a few mushrooms. Extremely colorful, fluorescing under the right lights, mushrooms form isolated discs across the aquarium substrate. GARF has many colors of mushroom available.

Gorgonians

Many exotic colors and shapes!

From the Atlantic Ocean, gorgonians are unique in the coral world. These corals form candelabra shaped skeletons made of a tough material called gorgonite, over which colorful flesh grows. Gorgonians may be bright orange with red polyps, dark purple, or even porcelain-white and flame-colored. GARF has several varieties of gorgonians: call for availability. Most gorgonians require feeding

The Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization dependent on sales of quality products and our special Annual Events to support our eduacation programs. These projects sustain our service programs and ongoing research we provide to our Community and the World. 

We are an Idaho Non Profit Organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge of reef keeping. Our live rock aquaculture research has produced many new techniques for sustaining marine life and propagating corals. We are currently growing many species of sps corals, mushrooms, etc. The Foundation is building a genetic bank in Idaho with collections from around the World. We specialize in reef janitors, and have shared this research with many people who need to control algae in land-based live rock aquaculture tanks.


 
 

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