Notes: One of the few corals that are completely red, these easy to keep LPS corals are great for beginners. They require moderate water currents and moderate to high 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 with its tentacles at night, so leave 3”-4” between it and other corals.
Symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae hosted within its body supply the majority of its nutritional requirements through photosynthesis. 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.