Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean
Natural Environment: Inhabits reef slopes and reef shallows, sometimes where the nutrient level is more concentrated, i.e., bays, lagoons, and boat channels.
General Husbandry: Sometimes called "Small Elephant Ear Mushroom Corals" because of their larger size than very common mushrooms. Some also have concentric different colored circles, making them far more expensive than single colored mushrooms.
Polyps may be blue, green or purple. Each tentacle is star-shaped and arranged in radial rows around the disc.
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!
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.