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Blastomussa sp.

Table coral

Alternative species (click on the thumbnail to see the card)

  • None (for the moment!)

Names

Scientific name
Blastomussa sp.

Common name
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Origin

what are its countries of origin?

Origin: Pacific Ocean, Red Sea

Kind

quel type de corail ?

Kind: Hard coral with long polyps (LPS)
Form: tree-like branches. The general appearance is semi-circular, complete when the polyps are well open and touch each other

Group

group

Mussidae (Incertae sedis)

Volume

what is the minimum volume for this species?

200 L / 44 imp gal / 53 US gal

Parameters

what are the water parameters for the maintenance of this coral?

T°: 25 à 26°C or 77 to 79°F
pH: 8.1 to 8.4
Density: 1022 to 1025

Difficulty

difficulty

Easy

Size

what is the maximum size of this coral?

1 m / 3.3 feet in diameter

Brewing

Brewing

Average

Lighting

what brightness is needed?

Average

Aggressiveness

Aggressiveness

Low

Food

How to feed the Blastomussa?

Food

How to feed the Blastomussa?

This coral has a symbiotic relationship with microscopic algae called zooxanthellae which provide it with the necessary nutrients. However, it does not mind capturing a few small prey when the opportunity arises. For example, you can dispense live artemia with a pipette (this will allow you to release them directly onto the polyps that will capture them easily). The contribution of zooplankton/phytoplankton is also appreciated.

Cohabitation

Who can live with the Blastomussa?

Cohabitation

Who can live with the Blastomussa?

Although not very aggressive, it is preferable to leave a margin of about ten centimetres around the Blastomussa colony in order to avoid burns between corals.

Breeding

How to breed the Blastomussa?

Breeding

How to breed the Blastomussa?

Quite easy. Gently separate the skeletal ramifications formed by the colony. Fix them a little further apart (1 every 50 cm2). The growth of the new colony is quite slow but this should not worry you, it is perfectly normal.

Its aquarium

Which aquarium for the Blastomussa?

Its aquarium

Which aquarium for the Blastomussa?

Prefer to install your Blastomussa colony on sand or rocks, at the bottom or in the middle of your aquarium. Lighting and mixing should be moderate. The ideal is to install a single stand every 50 cm2 and leave a space of about 10 cm (4") around the colony.

Good To know

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Good To know

Find all additional information!

Easy to acclimatize and maintain, this coral with multiple color variations is perfect for beginner aquarists!

There are currently 6 species of Blastomussa:

  • Blastomussa loyae

  • Blastomussa merleti

  • Blastomussa omanensis

  • Blastomussa simplicitexta

  • Blastomussa vivida

  • Blastomussa wellsi

Contrary to what its appearance suggests, this coral does indeed have a calcareous skeleton!

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