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Carnation/Tree Coral

Carnation/Tree Coral
Carnation/Tree Coral

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From €75.00
Ex Tax: €60.98
  • Stock: Call To Order
  • Model: CS116S
  • EAN: 008479007919

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Specifications

Care Level
Moderate
Color / Form
Black, Tan, White
Geographic Region
Indo Pacific
Max Size
15 cm
Reef Compatible
Yes
Tank Size
050 Lt.
Temperament
Peaceful
Water Conditions
Fish:PH:8.1-8.4, Sg:1.020-1.02
General Information
Common Name Medusa Coral, French Tickler,
Family Paralcyoniidae
Latin Name Sarcophyton GlaucumSphaerella

The Dendronephthya Carnation or Tree Coral is one of the most beautiful and peaceful corals, and is also known as the Cauliflower Soft Coral, or Strawberry Soft Coral.

There are over 250 different identified Dendronephthyaspecies. It is found in a variety of flamboyant colors with red or orange being the most common.

It is extremely difficult to maintain in the reef aquarium, and should be housed in an established reef aquarium, by the more advanced marine aquarist. It requires low lighting combined with medium to strong water movement.

It is necessary to have a constant current with an abundance of algal plankton. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of strontium, iodine, and other trace elements to the water.

It does not contain the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae. Therefore, its diet should include live, baby brine shrimp, micro-plankton, and other small foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates, in order to survive in the reef aquarium. These foods must be available almost constantly.

Only expert aquarists should attempt to keep this coral.

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