Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Caribbean.
Natural Environment: Inhabits reefs and sandy areas near reefs, and seen down to about 100 feet (30 m). Nocturnal, solitary polyps extend from recesses or sand. If disturbed or lighted, this corallimorph will retract.
General Husbandry: Not purposely collected for the trade, yet may show up occasionally.
Has a bright orange body column and ball-like tips on nearly transparent tentacles. Disc is up to 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. Occasionally, the column and tentacles may be pale yellow or white.
Would require hand feeding of meaty foods at least twice a week.
FYI: When sensing meaty foods entering the aquarium, the species will open up and accept foods, however, if done so in a lighted condition, will retract after being fed.
More a unique species than the average aquarium species.
Extremely sticky, and best suited for a species-specific environment.
Will sting corals, eat small fishes, snails, shrimp and crabs that touch it.
Now technically listed as Corynactis caribbeorum, (den Hartog, 1980)
Experience Level: Intermediate
Aquarium Environment: Reef or fish-only aquarium
Coral Safe:With caution
Fish Safe: With caution
Invertebrate Safe: With caution
Acclimation Time: 30 minutes+
Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy
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 - 79°F (22 - 26°C)
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Lighting: PAR 50
Water Movement: WM 1 - 2
Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
Iodine/Trace Elements Monitor/as necessary to maintain quality seawater.