Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Florida, Caribbean and the Bahamas.
Natural Environment: Inhabit shallow reef flats and back reefs experiencing current swept areas and found in areas 3 - 30 feet (1 - 10 m) deep and attains 12 inch (30 cm) heights.
General Husbandry: Rarely seen in the trade, and can be either yellowish or greenish, with some specimens an orange to purple.
Has a flattened blade-like appearance with a somewhat triangular cross section.
Requires strong light and excellent water movement.
Plankton-like foodstuffs are beneficial, yet a species difficult to maintain long-term.
FYI: Polyps may tend to stay closed in the aquarium, and if so, the specimen may waste away.
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: Moderately difficult
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 - 82°F (21 - 27°C)
Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons
Lighting: PAR 350+
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.