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Home > Corals > Soft Corals > Carnation Tree Coral
Carnation Tree Coral (Dendronephthya sp.)
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 QUICK STATS
Care Level: Expert Only
Temperament: Peaceful
Lighting: Low
Waterflow: Medium to Strong
Placement: All
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Color Form: Orange, Red
Diet: Plankton Eater
Supplements: Iodine, Trace Elements
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Origin: Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, South Pacific
Family: Nephtheidae

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The Carnation Tree Coral or Dendronephthya Carnation 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 Dendronephthya species. It is found in a variety of flamboyant colors with red or orange being the most common. It is normally shipped while attached to a small piece of live rock or coral rubble.

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. Again, only expert aquarists should attempt to keep this coral.

It is normally shipped while attached to a small piece of live rock or coral rubble.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"


Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only." This species is recommended only for the expert aquarist, zoo, or research institution please.


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  SW - Carnation Tree Coral, Red/Orange (Tonga) - Small
  CN-84666,  $ 39.99
 
    
  SW - Carnation Tree Coral, Red/Orange (Tonga) - Medium
  CN-84679,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Carnation Tree Coral, Red/Orange (Tonga) - Large
  CN-84692,  $ 59.99
 
    
  SW - Carnation Tree Coral, Colored (South Asia) - Small
  CN-80483,  $ 29.99
 
    
  SW - Carnation Tree Coral, Colored (South Asia) - Medium
  CN-80484,  $ 39.99
 
    
  SW - Carnation Tree Coral, Colored (South Asia) - Large
  CN-80485,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Carnation Tree Coral, Colored (Indonesia) - Small
  CN-80486,  $ 39.99
 
    
  SW - Carnation Tree Coral, Colored (Indonesia) - Medium
  CN-80487,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Carnation Tree Coral, Colored (Indonesia) - Large
  CN-80488,  $ 59.99
 
    
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