Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Florida, Caribbean, and Bahamas.
Natural Environment: Inhabits depths up to 50 feet (15 m) and forms broad fan-shaped colonies, which are found on coral fragments and rocky rubble. Attains a height of about 12 inches (30 cm).
General Husbandry: Occasionally shows up in the trade and requires moderate light, good water quality, moderate water movement and zooplankton feedings several times per week.
FYI: Will quickly dissipate if an alga begins to coat its structure.
Experience Level: Intermediate
Diet: Photosynthetic/Plankton feeder
Aquarium Environment: Reef or fish-only aquarium
Fish Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Acclimation Time: 30 minutes+
Aquarium Hardiness: Moderate
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 - 79°F (22 - 26°C)
Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons
Lighting: PAR 300+
Water Movement: WM 2 - 3
Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
Iodine/Trace Elements Monitor/as necessary to maintain quality seawater.