Coral Identification

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Hi,
I've just inherited a tank with little handover so I'm on a long journey of learning about it, and as part of that I'm trying to identify all the corals so i can know how best to care for them. This one is a hard coral and looks like a tree when the tentacles are not extended.
Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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Reply #1

Hi Dusterz, welcome to ReefBase   8D


That looks like a torch coral, euphylia glabrescens.

They're quite easy to care for but don't place them too near to anything else, as they can (will!) sting other corals. 

Parameters I've personally had success with:

Alk:   7 - 9 dkh
Cal:  440 ppm
Mag: 1350 ppm
Nitrate: 2 - 25 ppm
Phosphate: 0.03 ppm
Salinity: 1.026
Temperature: 26c
Light: 100 - 200 uMol PAR
Flow: can tolerate some but not to the extent that it tears the flesh. Bit of a judgement call.

It's not compulsory to feed them but they will often take LPS pellets, reef roids, mysis etc.

As with all stoney corals, keeping the parameters as stable as possible will bring the best results.
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2018 2:12:33 pm by ajm83

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Reply #2

as above :) Torch coral

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