Notes: The addition of Dendrophyllia 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. Unlike Sun Polyps Dendrophyllia tend to open most of the day and the polyps can grow to over 1" across when closed and open to almost 2" across. 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 Dendrophyllia 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.
Feed this coral in the evening when its yellow tentacles are out by using a turkey baster to feed the coral directly. Squirt mysis shrimp, marine snow, and phytoplankton near the polyps so that they can catch the food easily.
Please Note: We have colonies available. If you want a mini colony just order the quantity of polyps you want and we can pick out a colony for you. You can also call to discuss what we have available.