overviewThe Ultra Color Chalice Coral is a true wonder, exhibiting an exhilarating combination of purple, red and pink coloration. The heavily-tissued, fleshy body of the Ultra Color Chalice Coral adds amazing texture and depth that animates the bold coloration to dramatic effect. Revolving around the raised corallites are relatively well-defined whorls of red and pink coloration with the occasional accent of bright teal highlighting the oral discs. This gorgeous color morph is sure to be a welcomed addition for the avid Chalice Coral collector or any reef aquarium hobbyists wanting a flush of exotic coloration.
Care of the Ultra Color Chalice Coral is fairly straightforward as long as you maintain pristine water conditions. Similar to other Chalice Corals, the Ultra Color Chalice Coral prefers horizontal placement in areas of low to medium light and water movement. Keep in mind that the Ultra Color Chalice Coral can readily adapt to different amounts of lighting. Typically a slow growing coral, the species is known to exhibit both an encrusting habit when placed near aquarium glass as well as a plating habit when housed in open areas.
The Ultra Color Chalice Coral can produce sweeper tentacles that can harm more docile corals and invertebrates. Be sure to provide sufficient space between the Ultra Color Chalice Coral and other corals because of its semi-aggressive temperament.
The Ultra Color Chalice Coral feeds mostly at night. Though feeding is not necessary, it benefits from small pieces of meaty marine food, such as baby brine shrimp, CYCLOP-EEZE®, or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. For continued good health, the Ultra Color Chalice Coral benefits from the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water column.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1-1/2" to 2"; Medium 2" to 3"; Large 3" to 4"