Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: South Africa to Hawaii, and south to Australia.
Natural Environment: Inhabits intertidal rocks.
General Husbandry: Occasionally seen in the trade.
Polyps are generally closed during the day in the wild, and open at night to feed on plankton. See photo with open polyp feeding.
Nevertheless, it does contain zooxanthellae, and supplemental feedings of baby brine shrimp will help the polyps multiply.
FYI: For far more general information about these corals, see my article titled 'Zoanthids - A Wide Range to Choose From' in the 'Article" section of this website.
Experience Level: Intermediate
Diet: Photosynthetic/Zooplankton feeder
Aquarium Environment: Reef or fish-only aquarium
Coral Safe:With caution
Fish Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Acclimation Time: 30 minutes+
Aquarium Hardiness: Moderately difficult
Calcium (Ca): 380 - 430 mg/l
Alkalinity: 2.5 - 3.0 meq/l
Phosphate (PO4): <0.05 mg/l
Magnesium (Mg): approx. 1350 mg/l (relate to specific gravity)
Strontium (Sr) 8 - 10 mg/l
Temperature Range: 72 - 82°F (22 - 27°C)
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Lighting: PAR 350+
Water Movement: WM 2
Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
Iodine/Trace Elements Monitor/as necessary to maintain quality seawater.