Octopus Coral 128
This artificial octopus coral adds texture and character to your home, whether incorporated into a coastal theme decor, added in an aquarium or displayed as a standalone statement piece. Create an eye-catching focal point with an oversized piece, or layer it with other favorite items for a stunning impact. Experience the beauty and versatility of this product today!
- Non-Toxic: This artificial octopus coral is made of safe and non-toxic materials, making it safe for use in aquariums and ideal for keeping fish and other aquatic life.
- Molded from Original Coral: The design of this product is molded from real-life coral, ensuring a realistic and lifelike appearance that adds a touch of nature to any aquarium.
- Safe for Fish: This octopus coral is safe for all types of fish, making it suitable for use in a variety of aquarium setups, from small fish tanks to larger reef setups.
- Decorative: This product can be used as a decorative piece in any aquarium, providing a unique and visually appealing element to your underwater landscape.
- Low Maintenance: This artificial octopus coral requires minimal maintenance, making it an easy and hassle-free option for those who want to add a touch of natural beauty to their aquarium without the time and effort of real coral care.
Our coral replicas are molded from the original coral to preserve the realistic shape and texture of the coral. Octopus Coral is an azooxanthellate coral (lacking symbiotic algae), which grows in colonies consisting of clumps of calcareous cups, projecting from a spongy calcareous base. The corallites (calcareous wall around a single polyp) flare outward, and project in a loosely branching fashion. The calyx (mouth region) is 6-8 mm in diameter, smaller than that of T. coccinea. The corallite skeleton is white, with poorly defined ribs. The interior of the corallite is partly divided by septa, projecting into the body cavity- there are four kinds of septa, of varying width which are arranged in cycles around the opening of the corallite. There are 48 septa. The septa do not protrude on the exterior of the corallite. There is a prominent columella – a projection of the skeleton in the center of the corallite. The body of the polyp itself is black or dark-green, and the tentacles are also usually black or green, but sometimes gray. Octopus Coral is a coral which grows in bush or tree-like colonies (up to 1 m in diameter), and is capable of forming reefs. Polyps reproduce asexually by budding from the base, or from the oral disk, to produce new polyps, which secrete their own calcareous skeletons. The reproductive biology of the planulae of this species is not known. However, its congener, T. coccinea, is hermaphroditic, and releases sperm into the water. Eggs and the developing planula larvae are brooded. Planulae of T. coccinea can also be produced asexually. The larvae of T. coccinea can be competent for up to 100 days. It is unclear to what extent these features apply to T. micranthus. Each head of coral is formed by a colony of genetically identical polyps which secrete calcium carbonate that make up their hard skeleton.
|Dimensions||14 × 4 × 14 in|
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