Notes: The skeleton of the Open Green Brain Coral has a flat bottom and convoluted valleys on the top. It is also referred to as a Wellsophyllia Brain Coral. This coral exhibits brilliant fluorescent colors under actinic lighting. These easy to keep LPS corals are great for beginners. They require moderate water currents and moderate reef lighting for proper health. It is important that adequate calcium and alkalinity levels are maintained to ensure proper skeletal growth. Use of Kalkwasser Mix or a calcium reactor will be of great benefit.
Place the Brain Coral in the sand bed or on an exposed rock along the bottom two-thirds of the aquarium where currents will be able to supply it with necessary nutrients and trace elements. It can expand to twice its normal size during the day, and can sting nearby corals so leave 3"-4" between it and other corals.
Supplementing its diet with the addition of trace elements, marine snow, phytoplankton, and food for filter feeders will help to insure its continued good health. Try feeding it small pieces of squid or shrimp once a week by placing the food on one of the mouths located in the center of each lobe. Do this during the evening once the tentacles are extended.