Notes: One of the few corals that are completely red, these easy to keep LPS corals are great for beginners. Sometimes referred to as Button Coral this coral is one of the largest single-polyped corals known. They require low 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 Modern 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, 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 the mouth located in the center of the polyp. Do this during the evening once the tentacles are extended.
Do not keep with large angelfish or butterflyfish as they cannot seem to resist picking at its fleshy polyp.