Bi-colored LPS coral. Easy to care for and ideal for beginners.
Photos are sample pictures:
1. Top view Daylight - 12.000 K
2. Top view Blue light - 20.000 K
3. Reef tank shot
4. Variation of frags
5. Filtershot Broodstock (Blue light + orange filter)
Chalice corals are very stable in coloration
The genera Echinopora, Oxypora, Echinophyllia, Mycedium & Co are also grouped under the collective name "Chalice". These are classified as large polyp stony corals (LPS corals) and usually grow plate-like. However, they can also form upright tubes. Chalice corals come in a wide variety of fascinating colour combinations, which are particularly evident under blue light. A big advantage of these corals is that they are very stable in their colour expression and this hardly changes, even with fluctuating conditions.
Beware of too much light and long fighting tentacles
Chalice corals cope well with variable light conditions, but feel most comfortable with weak to moderate lighting. The flow should be just strong enough to prevent debris from collecting on the chalice. Beware of long fighting tentacles! A safety distance of at least 10 cm from the nearest coral is highly recommended.
Feeding chalice corals?
Direct feeding is not absolutely necessary, but Chalice corals will thank you with more growth if you occasionally provide them with small dry or frozen foods. The ideal feeding time for chalice corals is during the evening or night hours.
24 - 27 °C
low - moderate
light zooplankton occasionally direct feeding with small frozen feed or coral feed Recommended: Tropic Marin Zooton/Zootonic
Nitrate: 2 - 15 mg/l Phosphate: 0.03 - 0.1 mg/l Salinity (PSU): 32 - 35 Alkalinity: 7 - 9 °dKH Calcium: 400 - 450 mg/l Magnesium: 1250 - 1500 mg/l