Light Level: Moderate to High
Water Flow: Moderate
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Zoanthids are without a doubt some of the most popular soft corals for beginners and experts alike. Fast growing, super hardy, and available in every color of the rainbow, they are easy to keep and fun to collect. New and unusual color morphs are always being sought, but even the 'common' variants often possess stunning colors.
Other soft polyps, such as Palythoas, Yellow Polyps, Xenia, and Star Polyps are all very similar in requirements to the Zoanthids and are equally hardy. All of these soft polyps are easy to frag. Most grow by encrusting mats or runners over the liverock to which they are attached. This can then be cut inbetween polyps, usually with little harm to parent or frag.
Zoanthid corals are some of the most popular, colorful, and hardiest corals you can collect for your saltwater tank. Zoanthids are also referred to as Zoas, Zoos, or button polyps. Zoanthid corals are found in many colors and are quite simply a beautiful addition to your tank. The Zoanthid coral attracts both new and experienced aquarium reef keepers. The ease of Zoanthid coral care is a huge bonus to newbies and the bright beautiful colors keep the experienced reef keepers coming back for more.
x1 ASSORTED OPEN BRAIN CORAL - MED - TRACHYPHYLLIA GEOFFROYA - FREE SHIPPING
*This Package is for x1 (One) Assorted Open Brain Corals
Approx: 3" - 5" Each
Care Level: Easy
The Trachyphyllia Brain Coral is also referred to as a Folded Brain, or Crater Coral and is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral. It may have a folded, or figure-eight shape. Its genus name, Trachyphyllia, comes from the Greek trachys (rough) plus phyllon (leaf) because it resembles a rough leaf lying on the sandy bed. There are two common species of Trachphyllia: T. geoffroyi and T. radiata. The T. radiata, which is usually more convoluted in appearance and has fused walls, was formerly called Wellsophyllia radiata, but the genus Wellsophyllia has now been eliminated.
These corals get their common name from the grooves and channels on their surfaces that look like the folds of the human brain. There's more than one kind of "brain coral"—several species from two different families of corals share the name—but all help build coral reefs.
Coral reefs around the world are in danger. Silt (fine soil) smothers coral when it washes off the land from farm fields, roads and building sites. More towns and resorts near shore mean more sewage, oil and chemicals in the water.
While staghorn corals grow rapidly to gain new territory, slow-growing brain corals rely on brawn. They hold their ground by being solid and strong enough to withstand the storms that pound more delicate corals to rubble.