Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Glove Polyp

  1. #1
    Senior Member ALRHA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    2,842

    Glove Polyp

    any thoughts on the Glove Polyps i should be aware of before getting one?
    (sorry to bother everyone, i have just learned (the hard way of course) to first ask advice/opinions from you guys FIRST and BEFORE placing my orders.
    here is a link to it:
    http://www.petsolutions.com/cgi-bin/...800.000000&l=1
    Albert
    My Photos

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    6,370

    clove

    I think you might want to PM FLAMEANGEL as I think these polyps take over very fast.

  3. #3
    Senior Member ALRHA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    2,842
    Flame, is this going to be a problem for me?
    i have never yet had a problem of a particular coral growing TOO much (but that may be b/c my tank is still relatively young)
    Albert
    My Photos

  4. #4
    Senior Member ALRHA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    2,842
    also what about the yellow polyps?
    http://www.petsolutions.com/cgi-bin/...100.000000&l=1

    i would think that i would want something that would spread around the tank, why wouldnt i? its not like its going to kill my other corals - will it?
    Albert
    My Photos

  5. #5
    Senior Member Flame*Angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    3,332
    I had major problems with anthelia (VERY similar to the glove polyps) and with yellow polyps. However, this isn't a guaranteed plague for everyone. I feed my tank very heavily so anything that eats grows quite quickly. The polyp type corals go ballistic in my tank and if I had my time back I wouldn't have added anything without a skeleton. Well, except gorgonians :-)

    Polyps gone ballistic can indeed kill other corals. Yellow polyps ate away flesh from my turbinaria and turned the base on one side black. Left unchecked they will simply grow right over other slower growing corals. Also, many of these polyp types put toxins in your water. Eventually you end up with a tank full of polyps. This may not be a bad thing but it wasn't what I wanted. Removing them all was back breaking work. They're still trying to come back too, I'll likely be picking out polyps forever now.
    Susan

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    5,122
    Flame,
    Just to bug ya.... Gorgonians DO have a skeleton albeit not calcium based. Their skeletel structures are made out of what's called Gorgin ( but I'm sure ya knew this, right???).

  7. #7
    Senior Member Flame*Angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    3,332
    No, I didn't know that. Thanks Toutouche! This is cool and in light of my new facts I stand by my original "nothing without a skeleton" rule from now on. Polyps are just not a good choice for a control freak like me, it's hard enough to get the acros to grow in the right direction! :-)
    Susan

  8. #8
    Senior Member ALRHA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    2,842
    then the polyps are out for me as well!
    Albert
    My Photos

  9. #9
    Senior Member ALRHA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    2,842
    now you see why i ask BEFORE i buy?
    Albert
    My Photos

Similar Threads

  1. polyp lab products
    By seaweed in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-20-2007, 09:25 PM
  2. Polyp Lab medic
    By Powder_Blue in forum Fish Disease Treatment
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-01-2006, 01:55 AM
  3. Polyp Feeding?
    By Nobez in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-12-2006, 11:09 AM
  4. Sick Polyp
    By cchtsai in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-26-2004, 05:55 AM
  5. Sun Polyp Growth
    By nbreau in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-12-2003, 11:59 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •