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Turbinaria

Turbinaria reniformis

Bernard, 1896

Scroll Coral, Vase Coral

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Widespread.

Natural Environment: Inhabits fringing reefs where water is turbid where it is usually seen at depths between 6 to 50 feet (2 - 15 m).

General Husbandry: Common in the trade.

Maricultured specimens available.

Some forethought needs to be given to newly received specimens as to their initial lighting requirements. Brightly colored cultured specimens may have been raised in 'very' shallow waters. If not sure of the PAR it was grown under, begin by placing the specimen where it will receive moderate light, e.g., 300 PAR. Move to higher PAR levels only after becoming fully acclimated to initial surrounding conditions.

See Turbinaria frondens for suggested aquarium husbandry.

FYI: In the wild, usually yellow-green, sometimes with contrasting edges.

 Turbinaria reniformis (Scroll Coral, Vase Coral)
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 Turbinaria reniformis (Scroll Coral, Vase Coral)
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