Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Doughnut Coral
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Doughnut Coral
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Doughnut Coral (Acanthophyllia deshayesiana)

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Australia
Lighting Moderate
Supplements Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Waterflow Low
Placement Bottom to Middle
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Overview

The Doughnut Coral is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral and often referred to as the Cat's Eye, Tooth, Button, Teary Eye, or Meat Coral. The Doughnut Coral is a round solitary coral, one of the largest single-polyped corals found in nature today, and available in many different color forms from pastel to bright and translucent, to drab variations. .

While it is not an aggressive coral, it should be provided with adequate spacing between itself and other corals because it can expand to twice its size. It is easy to maintain in the reef aquarium and makes an excellent choice for both the beginner or advanced reef aquarist. It requires medium lighting combined with low water movement. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

It should be fed meaty foods such as micro-plankton or brine shrimp at night.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/4" to 2-1/4"; Medium: 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"

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