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Blastomussa Merletti Coral (Blastomussa merletti)
Blastomussa Merletti Coral
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Blastomussa Merletti Coral (Blastomussa merletti)
Additional locales and sizes may be available!
Additional locales and sizes may be available!

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Green, Purple
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Family Mussidae
Lighting Moderate
Placement Bottom to Middle
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Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Green, Purple
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Family Mussidae
Lighting Moderate
Placement Bottom to Middle
Compatibility View Chart
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

Did you know that this specimen ships from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility, home of our popular Diver's Den® WYSIWYG Store and our LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Corals (CCGC)? What that means is that you can rest assured knowing this specimen received the highest level of care from our experienced and professional LiveAquaria® staff!

PLUS, hobbyists that use our LiveAquaria® Professional Reef Salt have the added benefit knowing marine species shipped from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility share the same water parameters. In other words, if you use our Professional Reef Salt, marine species shipped from our Wisconsin Facility will acclimate and transition to your home aquarium with less stress to set the foundation for longer term success.

The Blastomussa Merletti Coral offers a delightful choice for LPS (Large Polyp Stony) Coral collectors. Wonderfully colored corallites add visual interest, injecting great color and texture to your reef aquarium landscape. Blastomussa Merletti Corals have a familiar yet exotic appeal for many hobbyists.

The Blastomussa Merletti Coral requires moderate aquarium lighting conditions achieved by T-5s, powerful LEDs or the more intense metal halides. To maximize growth rate, maintain high pH, alkalinity and calcium levels, as well as high water quality with phosphate and nitrate levels as close to zero as possible. Though proper lighting and water quality is a must, the Blastomussa Merletti Coral does not require strong water movement.

A peaceful reef inhabitant, the Blastomussa Merletti Coral will not bother other neighboring corals. However, be sure to provide ample space away from other corals to accommodate for growth. For its continued good health, the Blastomussa Merletti Coral requires the addition of calcium, magnesium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

The Blastomussa Merletti Coral satisfies the majority of its nutritional requirements by means of photosynthetic, symbiotic zooxanthellae algae hosted within its body. However, it will benefit from supplemental feedings in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.

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

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