Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Florida, Bahamas, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.
Natural Environment: Inhabits various nutrient rich coastal areas.
General Husbandry: Has a yellowish green or purplish-mauve color and a generally bump free surface area.
Requires slow water movement and moderate lighting.
Moderate light and currents suit them well!
They can be fed small pieces of fish/shrimp flesh.
FYI: Easily propagated from cuttings.
Provide enough space between them and their neighbors!
Was previously called Discosoma sanctithomae, (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860).
Experience Level: Beginner
Diet: Photosynthetic/Carnivore/Plankton feeder
Temperament: Slightly aggressive
Aquarium Environment: Reef or fish-only aquarium
Coral Safe:With caution
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 200 - 300+
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.