TCS Medusa Palythoa


Genus: Palythoa
Palythoa sp.
Color: Green, Pink, Orange

Coral Care

Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Lighting: Medium
Flow: Medium
Photo courtesy of: Reeffarmers


The TCS Medusa paly is a very unusual polyp morph that occurred while the coral was held within a captive system. The palythoa tentacles extended to extraordinary lengths. Almost snake like in proportions. This occurred when maintained in moderately strong water current strengths. The main disk of the polyp has an amazing rainbow colored ray pattern. The very center of the polyp is blue with a white inner mouth. Photo and text courtesy of Reeffarmers.