Blastomussa merletti

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Blastomussa Coral
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Blastomussa Coral
Species Blastomussa merletti
Difficulty Moderate
Required Lighting Moderate
Temp. 72-78F
Placement Midground
Coloration Green, Pink
pH 8.1-8.4
Specific Gravity 1.023-1.025
Water Hardness 8-12dh
Temperament Peaceful
Water Flow Low


Alternative names[edit]

Blastomussa Coral, Branched Cup Coral, Pipe Coral, Swollen Brain Coral, Pineapple Coral

Tank compatibility[edit]

A peaceful coral that should not be kept with fish or invertebrates that may nip it, nor with any other corals that may sting it with their long sweeping tentacles.

Diet[edit]

This coral contains the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae from which it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements through photosynthesis. It generally does not require any supplemental feedings but may pick up any other micro-plankton or foods designed for other tank invertebrates.

Environment Specifics[edit]

This coral is hardy but does best in an established tank. It prefers a low water current and a medium light level, so does best in the middle regions of the tank depending on the lighting.

Identification[edit]

Can be confused with Brain Corals and some Mushroom Corals. It has many round swollen discs that when open, resemble a Mushroom Anemone.

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