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Species Name: Blastomussa merleti

Authority: Wells, 1961

Common Name: Pineapple Coral, Open Brain or Moon Coral/Blasto

Range: Red Sea, Indo-Pacific Ocean, Eastern Africa, and north to Japan

Natural Environment: Lower reef slopes and in turbid waters

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 - 28°C). Require medium light and medium water movement. Benefits from occasional feedings of zooplankton, such as enriched adult/baby brine shrimp. See wellsi for more info.

Pineapple Coral, Open Brain or Moon Coral/Blasto (Blastomussa merleti) Photo Credit:Bob Goemans

Photo Credit: Bob Goemans


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