Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Chalice Coral, Colored
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Chalice Coral, Colored
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Chalice Coral, Colored (Echinophyllia sp)
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Quick Stats

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

The Colored Chalice Coral offers a sensibly-priced way to maximize the many benefits of this popular coral. Most notable is the pleasing kaleidoscope of dusky colors it introduces into your reef aquarium. The highly-textured body of the Colored Chalice Coral increases visual interest while the unique architectural growth habit fills both horizonal and vertical empty spaces to give you more “bang” for your reef landscaping buck!

Care of the Colored Chalice Coral is fairly straightforward as long as you maintain pristine water conditions. The Colored Chalice Coral prefers horizontal placement in areas of low to moderate light and water movement. Keep in mind that the Chalice Coral can readily adapt to different amounts of lighting achieved by T-5s, powerful LEDs or the more intense metal halides. Typically, this slow-growing coral 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 Colored Chalice Coral can produce sweeper tentacles that can harm more docile corals and invertebrates. Be sure to provide sufficient space between the Colored Chalice Coral and other corals because of its semi-aggressive temperament.

The Colored 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 Colored Chalice Coral benefits from the addition of calcium, strontium, iodine, magnesium and trace elements to the water column.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2” to 2-1/4”; Medium: 2-1/2” to 3-1/2”; Large: 4” to 5-1/4”

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