Notes: The addition of Sun Polyps will brighten up the dark spots of any reef aquarium. This is one of the brightest corals available and can be kept by beginners so long as attention is paid to proper feeding. They require moderate to high water currents and low 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 Sun Polyps along the bottom of the aquarium in a shaded area such as under a ledge, or in a cave. Make sure that moderate to high currents will be able to supply it with necessary nutrients and trace elements. Be careful when handling this coral. Try not to touch to orange polyps as they are easily damaged.
Feed this coral in the evening when its yellow tentacles are out by using a turkey baster to feed the coral directly. Squirt brine shrimp, marine snow, and phytoplankton near the polyps so that they can catch the food easily. Addition of trace elements will help to insure its continued good health.