Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean
Natural Environment: Usually found moderately high up on the reefs and on substrate high up in tide pools.
General Husbandry: A good identifying feature is its upraised mouth, which is surrounded by a ring of tentacles (Vincent Hargreaves, 2003).
Needs strong light and swift water movement, which are requirements opposite those of other members in this Order.
Can occasionally be fed small pieces of fresh fish flesh/clam/shrimp.
Somewhat aggressive, and may injure/sting corals, therefore give sufficient space around other animals.
Experience Level: Beginner
Diet: Photosynthetic/Absorption of nutrients/ Micro plankton/detritus 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 450+
Water Movement: WM 3
Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
Iodine/Trace Elements Monitor/as necessary to maintain quality seawater.