Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Central Indo-Pacific Ocean to Australia.
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 "Elephant Ear Mushroom Corals" because of their larger size.
Moderate light and currents suit them well!
Provide enough space between them and their neighbors!
They can be fed small pieces of fish/shrimp flesh.
FYI: Easily propagated from cuttings.
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.