Echinophyllia Red / Yellow (Chalice Coral) WYSIWYG

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2016

The Echinophyllia genus is not only one of the easiest to keep of the Pectiniidae family, but the most colorful.

In the wild they inhabit numerous habitats at various depths and water flow.

Their adaptability to these multiple elements contributes to this being an easier coral to care for. In 

Categories: SPS

The Echinophyllia genus is not only one of the easiest to keep of the Pectiniidae family, but the most colorful. In the wild they inhabit numerous habitats at various depths and water flow. Their adaptability to these multiple elements contributes to this being an easier coral to care for. In fact, if the edge of the coral is placed against any surface, like the glass of the aquarium, it will actually encrust onto it. The shapes of the Echinophyllia species are generally an encrusting low rider formation of cups and folds. The middle of the coral can have significantly raised corallites that look like raised round, warty bumps. Their colors are endless, pretty much any combination, especially in the aquacultured varieties. The oral discs are usually a different solid color, contrasting with the colorfully mottled fleshy body.

Placement -

The Chalice Coral is easy to care for, but good water quality is very important for growth and health.

Feeding -

Like all small polyp stony (SPS) corals, it gets much of its nutrition from the zooxanthellae that lives in it tissues, but can also be fed microplankton, cyclopeeze and other similar sized foods

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Lighting: Low to Moderate
Waterflow: Moderate
Placement: Bottom to Middle
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Color Form: Pink, Purple, Red
Supplements: Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Origin: Fiji

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