What polyps are these ??

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  1. psycho

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    Judging from the base I would say they are White star polyps.
    This is what my green stars look like. Just for a comparison.
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    ive got the exact same thing , its yellow star polyps
     
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    Ya a type af star polyp, these are far less agressive than GSP's are with other corals.
     
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    Never heard of yellow stars. I know of Green, brown and white.
     
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    Bob, What do GSP do to other corals ?
     
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    Bob it is the same ones that Robin has, they are going wild in the tank
     
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    Then they are star polyps if they are growing wild like that.
     
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    Yup Psycho, I thought they might be. They grow very fast as do all Star polyps IMO, but they dont sting everything like my GSP.

    Smithers, Star Polyps are a fast growing encrusting coral and when GSP's come up against other corals they try to grow over them. GSP's have a sting and will kill off acro polyps before they grow over the skeleton.
     
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    I got the same stuff - got it from afsal, I put it in the back corner and it has started to creep along the back wall, also got 2 rocks from mango and they have both started to grow along the bottom (tank is BB) - is thei a wise idea?
     
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    yep they are extremely fast growing!! can be like nuisance algae if you dont keep it under controll, i think they the fastest growing star polops
     
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    They have grown arround one of my shrooms and the shroom is still happy, I stuck a piece between a rock and the base and it started growing on my base, I think it wil look nice if it covers the base
     
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    Ya I also think it will look nice as BB does not look nice at all...
     
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    It is called Briareum, which is the same name for those green star polyps.
    Had a colony of the green star polyps which were groing very well, until I introduced the "white" type close by.

    The white type overgrew and smothered the GSP in no time. Keep these away from any stony corals, as they grow superfast, and stoney corals such as sps is defenseless against them!
     
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    these babies grow like wildfire..... i actually tried to find something to eat mine.......
     
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    Could be briarium as mentioned but more likely clavularia sp.
     
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    My punt goes with Erythropodium which looks a lot like Briareum and Pachyclavularia, but isn't.
     
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    Not even I can kill these things. :lol: I have found they like to grow towards the light and have very little growth downwards. I have mine growing on my back and side glass. With a little on the rocks. Will be getting rid of the rocks though when I upgrade my tank. They do pack quite a sting.
     
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    Hi Guys/Gals,

    This is an old thread, but I need to know if there is a way to get rid of these star polyps from rock. Do they have any enemies? Do I have to get rid of the rocks that have them on?

    Thanks
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    hehehehe they spread like wild fire
     
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