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Biota Aquacultured Mountain Dew Toadstool Coral
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Aquacultured
Biota Aquacultured Mountain Dew Toadstool Coral (Sarcophyton sp.)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Green, Tan
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Aquacultured
Family Alcyoniidae
Lighting Moderate to High
Supplements Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Placement Bottom to Middle
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Overview

The Biota Aquacultured Mountain Dew Toadstool Coral is a spectacular green color variety of soft coral often referred to as Sarcophyton Coral, Mushroom, Leather, or Trough Coral. Though Sarcophyton Corals are typically found in various shades of brown with white or gold polyps, the Biota Aquacultured Mountain Dew Toadstool Coral sports a vibrant electric green coloration that highlights its elongated star-shaped polyps like fireworks. These long, flowing polyps give the Biota Aquacultured Mountain Dew Toadstool Coral a striking architectural appearance that invigorates rockwork and other hardscape for an exciting reef aquarium landscape full of color, shape, and movement.

The Biota Aquacultured Mountain Dew Toadstool Coral is a hardy, fast-growing coral that makes an excellent choice for the novice through expert reef aquarist. The Biota Aquacultured Mountain Dew Toadstool Coral is relatively easy to maintain in the reef aquarium and will require moderate to high lighting conditions achieved by T-5s, powerful LEDs or the more intense metal halides combined with medium water movement within the aquarium. Though the Biota Aquacultured Mountain Dew Toadstool Coral is peaceful, adequate space should be provided between it and other corals in the reef aquarium as some Sarcophyton Coral can produce toxins which are harmful to other reef inhabitants.

The Biota Aquacultured Mountain Dew Toadstool Coral can be easily propagated (fragged) by experienced reef hobbyists, often accomplished by cutting off a portion of the coral's crown and attaching that piece to live rock or placing it onto the sandy bottom of a reef aquarium.

The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within the body of the Biota Aquacultured Mountain Dew Toadstool Coral satisfies the majority of its nutritional needs from the light driven process of photosynthesis. However, the Biota Aquacultured Mountain Dew Toadstool Coral will benefit from additional food such as micro-plankton, baby brine shrimp, or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.

For continued good health, the Biota Aquacultured Mountain Dew Toadstool Coral will also require the addition of iodine, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1” to 2”

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