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Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa, Aquacultured
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Captive Grown
Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa, Aquacultured (Blastomussa wellsi)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Green, Purple, Red
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Aquacultured - LiveAquaria®
Family Mussidae
Lighting Moderate
Supplements Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Waterflow Low
Placement Bottom to Middle
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Overview

The Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa Coral is also referred to as a Branched Cup, Pipe, or Pineapple coral. It is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral that will form round, swollen discs when it grows. Due to its resemblance to mushroom anemones, Blastomussa corals are often confused with other brain and mushroom corals.

This Australian beauty has extraordinarily large polyps, and grows in fused, tubular clusters in a similar manner to its close relative Blastomussa merletti. The brood stock for these corals were harvested in Australia, quarantined and given a health inspection before being propagated.

Once established, the Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa Coral is moderately hardy, especially in an established reef aquarium. It does best in areas with low water flow and moderate light levels. It has no sweeper tentacles and is generally peaceful. Therefore, it may be placed near other peaceful corals or invertebrates. Most of the Blastomussa's nutritional requirements are met through photosynthesis via the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae that thrive in the coral's body. It does not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium; however, it will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.

The Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa, Purple has a unique purple coloration that surrounds each polyp's vibrant green center. The Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa, Red has a unique red coloration that surrounds each polyp's vibrant green center. Both of these corals will create a visual appeal in any home aquarium.

This coral also benefits from the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water column.

Approximate purchase size: 1" to 1-1/2"

Certificate of Authenticity This Drs. Foster & Smith Certified Captive Grown Coral arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity & a 30-Day Arrive Alive, Stay Alive®, Risk-Free Guarantee. Learn more here >

Unlike most clip and ship coral frags, all of our Certified Captive Grown Corals are fully encrusted onto their plugs and are fully adjusted to artificial lighting and synthetic seawater, propagated and grown in our state-of-the-art facility in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Customer Testimonials

Abdias P Orlando , FL
aI have the red with green centerthe picture don't do it justice , very easy to take care of, low water flow is the best for it and you will see it expand out. Beautiful color that just pop out at night with led, would recommend to any one to add this piece to there collection, you won't regret it
Ashley P Seattle , WA
I purchased one head of the Purple Blasto about two months ago. And while the outer edges are still more tan than purple, the green interior is a brilliant neon minty color. Also since receiving my coral, it has sprouted more than seven new heads. This is one of my first corals and I am extremely impressed; I also love the fact that it was Aquacultured!
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