Biota White Polyp Toadstool (Sarcophyton sp.)
Toadstool corals are quite distinctive. They are actually mushroom-shaped with a pedestal that supports a much wider, leathery, disc-like structure called a polypary. Younger colonies have a convex center, while the center becomes increasingly concave with maturity. Polyps cover the upper side of the polypary and can be quite tall. They White Polyp Toadstool is an easy-to-keep classic. The tips of these polyps are bright white and the polyps are thin and long protruding from the base of the body. These lovely toadstool corals do well in medium to high flow rates and medium lighting.
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Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~2″ (length)
- Max Size: 12″ (width)
- Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Color: Beige base with white-tipped green tentacles
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
White Polyp Toadstool (Sarcophyton sp.) Species Information
While the origins of this particular variety are unknown, Sarcophyton is abundant and widely distributed from Polynesia to the the Red Sea. It inhabits a wide variety of habitats, deep or shallow, from muddy coasts to solid offshore reef structures. Polyps can become very long, but are shorter and fatter in stronger currents.
The Benefits of Farmed White Polyp Toadstool
Captive-bred livestock offers a huge advantage over wild-caught specimens. Because it is cultured in captivity, it is better adapted to living in an aquarium, tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. It is also better able to handle shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred White Polyp Toadstools, you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable.
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every toadstool coral we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in great health. Should it arrive in any other state, we will replace it free of charge (including shipping). If the total livestock loss is less than $40, we will issue store credit. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.