Catalaphyllia jardinei

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Elegance Coral
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Elegance Coral
Species Catalaphyllia jardinei
Difficulty Moderate
Required Lighting Medium
Temp. 22.2-25.6°C (72-78°F)
Placement Bottom
Coloration Various
pH 8.2-8.4
Specific Gravity 1.023-1.025
Water Hardness 8-12dH
Temperament Aggressive
Water Flow Low/Medium


Alternative names[edit]

Elegance Coral, Elegant Coral, Wonder Coral, Ridge Coral

Tank compatibility[edit]

Known to sting nearby, less aggressive corals as well as needing a reasonably large footprint for full expansion, so place it in your aquarium accordingly.

Diet[edit]

As with most corals it will get the majority of its sustenance from its symbiotic algae, although it does appreciate the addition of liquid reef food or smaller brine shrimp into one of its central mouths.

Feeding regime[edit]

Appreciates being fed once or twice a week which will ensure it retains its bright colouration and maintains full expansion.

Environment Specifics[edit]

Unknown

Behaviour[edit]

Capable of stinging and inclined to do so.

Identification[edit]

Under actinic lighting, the fluorescent qualities of this coral are beautiful with lime green, blue, orange, or purple-tipped tentacles which vary between branched or round and bulbous shapes. The most common colour variety available to aquarists is gold with pink or purple-tipped polyps.

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