Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: East Africa to Central Pacific Ocean.
Natural Environment: Inhabits nutrient rich tidepools and shallow lagoons, and sometimes found on outer reef slopes.
General Husbandry: Has many different color forms, including brown, blue, green, but always has a marbled surface area.
Requires slow water movement and moderate lighting, preferably some shade.
May accept feedings of microplankton foods, and/or newly hatched brine shrimp.
FYI: Easily propagated from cuttings.
Possibly now placed in the Actinodiscus genus.
Experience Level: Beginner
Diet: Photosynthetic/Absorption of nutrients/ Micro plankton/detritus feeder
Aquarium Environment: Reef or fish-only aquarium
Fish Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
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 - 83°F (22 - 28°C)
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Lighting: PAR 50 - 150+
Water Movement: WM 1
Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
Iodine/Trace Elements Monitor/as necessary to maintain quality seawater.