Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Green Pachyseris Coral - Aquacultured
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Green Pachyseris Coral - Aquacultured
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Green Pachyseris Coral - Aquacultured (Pachyseris rugosa)

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Green, Tan
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Aquacultured - LiveAquaria®
Family Agariciidae
Lighting Moderate
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Placement Middle
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The Green Pachyseris Coral is also known as the Elephant Skin Coral, Corduroy Coral and Castle Coral. Unlike most small polyp stony (SPS) corals, this coral does not have any visible polyps or tentacles. This coral develops many ridges and valleys that run parallel to the growing edge of the coral, giving it an appearance that is very similar to elephant skin.

The Green Pachyseris Coral will need a high light level and placement at mid-level or higher in the aquarium with a strong water flow. Because this coral does not use polyps or tentacles for feeding, the proper lighting level needs to be supplied for its proper nutrition. For continued good health, it will require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

It is theorized that this coral may obtain some nutrition through mucosal capture of particulate matter. Therefore, this coral may benefit from the addition of phytoplankton a few times per week.

LiveAquaria® Aquacultured Coral frags are mounted to a fired ceramic plug that can be affixed to live rock anywhere in the aquarium with gel super glue or epoxy.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-1/4"

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