The ORA® Aquacultured Elephant Skin Coral is also known as 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 ORA® Aquacultured Elephant Skin Coral will need moderate to high light level and placement at mid-level 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.
ORA® Aquacultured Coral frags are mounted to a plastic plug that can be affixed to live rock anywhere in the aquarium with gel super glue or epoxy.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-1/2"