Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Irish Sunset Sandal Coral, Aquacultured
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Irish Sunset Sandal Coral, Aquacultured
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Irish Sunset Sandal Coral, Aquacultured (Sandalolitha sp.)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Green, Orange
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Aquacultured - LiveAquaria®
Family Fungiidae
Lighting Moderate
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Placement Bottom
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Overview

LiveAquaria® is proud to offer the aquacultured Irish Sunset Sandal Coral. This relatively obscure Fungiid coral boasts incredible coloration exhibiting brilliant emerald green coloration that contrasts beautifully against the prominent sunset orange coloration. Sporting an irregular oblong shape, the Irish Sunset Sandal Coral is somewhat domed in appearance and lacks an axial furrow seen in its cousin, the Tongue Coral. Thanks to its remarkable coloration and fantastic architectural shape, the aquacultured Irish Sunset Sandal Coral is sure to add wonderful visual interest to your reef aquarium landscape.

Sandalolitha corals range from the Indo Pacific, including Northern Australia. These free-living species are typically found around reef fringes occupying sandy or rubble substrate. The aquacultured Irish Sunset Sandal Coral is a solitary, semi-aggressive coral that can potentially damage other corals it comes into contact. For placement in the aquarium, keep in mind that the aquacultured Irish Sunset Sandal Coral can inflate itself with water and expand in size so take extra precaution to ensure ample space between neighboring corals. The aquacultured Irish Sunset Sandal Coral will do best placed on the bottom of a reef aquarium, preferably lying on a fine sandy substrate.

The aquacultured Irish Sunset Sandal Coral is relatively easy to maintain in the reef aquarium and makes an excellent candidate even for the beginner reef aquarist. Care should be taken in handling it however, to prevent damage. The aquacultured Irish Sunset Sandal Coral requires moderate lighting achieved by T-5s, powerful LEDs or the more intense metal halides combined with low to medium water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, the aquacultured Irish Sunset Sandal Coral will benefit from the addition of calcium, strontium, iodine, magnesium and trace elements to the water column.

The photosynthetic symbiotic zooxanthellae algae hosted within the aquacultured Irish Sunset Sandal Coral satisfies the majority of its nutritional requirements. However, the aquacultured Irish Sunset Sandal Coral will benefit from supplemental feedings in the form of zooplankton, brine shrimp, or mysis shrimp fed twice per week in the evening while its tentacles are visible.

Approximate Purchase Size: ½” to 1"

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