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Origin: South Pacific and Indian Ocean
Kind: Hard Coral with long polyp (LPS)
Form: its polyps ramify and can measure up to 10cm or 4". They end with a white, pink or purple cap. Its general appearance varies from green to brown
300 L / 66 imp gal / 79 US gal
T°: 23 à 28°C or 73 to 82°F
pH: 7.5 to 8.5
Density: 1021 to 1024
40cm (16") in diameter
Low to average
Strong (very urticating)
How to feed the Euphyllia?
On the feeding side, the colony of Euphyllia divisa has zooxanthellae (unicellular algae forming through photosynthesis) and it feeds on it.
To complete, make a small intake of plankton, mysis, krill, artemia regularly. Put this food at the heart of the polyps using a syringe without needle for example.
It may be interesting to offer food as a whole (fish, mussels, shrimps). Indeed, different parts of the animal have different nutritional qualities, feeding your coral this way will give good results. Cut the food into pieces and offer them to your coral.
You will certainly be surprised to see that it can absorb large pieces!
Note that the availability of food contributes to their development.
Who can live with the Euphyllia?
The cohabitation with other corals is not a problem, even if it is necessary to keep this species at some distance from others because it is very stinging (allow about 15 cm or 6 inch). Note that it is perfectly peaceful with the members of its own species but that it can however be aggressive with other kinds of species of its family.
How to breed the Euphyllia?
The multiplication of this hard coral is easy: budding is formed at the base of the foot. Choose a healthy foot to collect your buds.
Which aquarium for the Euphyllia?
This hard coral is a reef builder. It is Scleractinia, that is to say that its skeleton is composed of limestone. In its natural environment, this coral can reach a size of one meter or 3 feet in diameter. It is generally found between 10 and 20 m or 32 and 65 feet deep.
In aquarium, it will easily find its place among your rocks, rather in the lower part of the aquarium. Euphyllia divisa should have a moderate to strong light. It will also appreciate a good brewing, neither too weak nor too strong. It has been observed that this coral blossoms more easily on a flat support. Once correctly acclimated, it is a pretty robust species.
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This coral is fragile to the brown jelly disease and protozoa. Treat at the first symptoms.
This very stinging coral can cause burns or allergies to humans. Handle it with care.
The Polyps can retract completely into the skeleton.
When you buy your coral, make sure it’s been in the store for about a week and is doing well. This will prevent you from buying potentially sick corals as they may take a few days after shipping to show signs of illness.
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