overviewThe Taro Tree Coral, also referred to as a Kenya Tree Coral, is similar to the members of both the Litophyton and Nephthea genera. It has a thick trunk, like a tree, and many branches giving it an arboreal appearance. The parent colony of these coral frags was acquired from one of the aquariums in our company and then quarantined and given a health inspection before being propagated.
It is not normally considered a threat to hard corals, but may itself be disturbed by their presence. The Taro Tree Coral relies less on the symbiotic algae within it, and depends more on obtaining outside food. Microplankton, marine snow, and dissolved materials should make up the bulk of its diet.
These corals are attached to a square aragonite plug and can be easily placed in holes or between the rockwork of the reef aquarium.
Approximate Purchase Size: Closed (upon arrival): 1/2" - 3/4" Open (fully acclimated): 1" - 1 1/4"