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Top - Catalog - Corals - Large Polyp Stonies (LPS) - Welsophyllia Coral (Welsophyllia Radiata)



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                          Quick Facts

Item ID  

CLP0008

Common Name

Welsophyllia Coral

Scientific Name

Welsophyllia Radiata

Family

Wellsophylliidae

Range

West Pacific, Japan & Indonesia, Australia

Diet

Calcium, Strontium, Idione & Phytoplankton

Light

Medium Output

Care Level

Easy

Placement

Sand

Water Flow

Medium Currents

Aggressiveness 

Peaceful

Tank Conditions

74-80°F-sg 1.023-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4 ; dKH 8-12

The Open Brain coral has a heavy conical base skeleton that is usually in the form of an oval like an 8 shape when viewed from the top. There are usually 2 or 3 large polyps which are red or green in color.  The red forms are usually from lower light environments than the green forms.  Tentacles are extended around the mouth during evening and night time. In the wild occurs at a depth range between 0 '' 6 m, it is found on the reef face and fore reef slopes at the sand substrate. This coral is great for the beginner aquarist. The placement of the open Brain should be on an exposed area where currents can reach and supply it with necessary nutrients and trace elements, preferable on the sand. It is important to say that Open Brain require more than 3 watts per gallon to ensure proper growth and development. Monitor water parameters to ensure optimum skeletal growth and having at least Power Compacts and/or T5´s is highly recommended. 

Reef building corals are called hermatypic cnidarians ¨corals¨ and live in large colonies. These Corals are tiny animals with a tubular body and an oral gap fringed with tentacles. All cnidarians are carnivorous; therefore the tentacles 'polyps' of the coral are equipped with nematocysts, poisonous cells to sting its prey. Most corals feed at night on small marine organisms ranging in size from zooplankton to small fish. The majority of the coral's energy requirements are provided by photosynthetic organisms that live in its tissue, called zooxanthellae. Zooxanthellae supply the coral polyps with oxygen and food, and are responsible for the color of the corals. In return, the corals provide a protected living area for the zooxanthellae. The coral 'reef' slowly builds itself from calcium carbonate, which is the by-product of hermatypic coral growth.

Approx Purchase Size:   Small: 2" to 2.9"; Medium: 3" to 4.4"; Large: 4.5" to 6.5" +

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Medium $109.00 - Out of stock Please notify me
Small $89.00 - Out of stock Please notify me
Large $129.00
  
 


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