Torch Coral (Euphyllia glabrescens)

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Torch Coral

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Torch Coral

Euphyllia glabrescens


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

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Brown, Green

Alternative Names[edit]

Torch Coral, Trumpet Coral, Pom Pom Coral

Tank Compatibility[edit]

A good coral for beginners if in the right conditions, but must be kept away from other sessile animals as during the night it's long sweeping tentacles could sting them. Can act as a substitute host for Clownfish.


Additional food can be target fed such as micro-plankton and baby brine shrimp.

Feeding Regime[edit]

Once or twice a week.

Environment Specifics[edit]

Will grow best in a spacious tank with T5 lighting, but will survive with compact lighting also. Around 150 par is recommended to keep the torch coral fed via photosynthesis. Needs a diffused water flow as it will not tolerate high currents pointed directly at it, but will not survive in a tank with low flow either. This coral benefits from the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to stay healthy.


Beware of this coral's powerful sting, only handle with gloves! Mainly feeds at night but can be successfully trained to feed during the day with patience.


This is a Large Polyped Stoney Coral (or LPS) that comes in both a brown form and a green form both with yellow. The yellow will glow under actinic lighting. They have long tentacles with small bulbous tips.


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