Are Trachyphyllia aggressive?
Trachyphyllia Brain Corals, sometimes called Open or Folded Brain Corals, come in a wide variety of colors and shapes. These slow growing semi-aggressive corals make excellent centerpieces and thrive in a wide range of conditions.
Do you need to feed Trachyphyllia?
This coral is photosynthetic, but it does benefit from regular direct feeding. Small meaty items, such as mysid shrimp, chopped clams, or the like, should be offered at least once a week when the coral’s feeding tentacles are visible.
Where are Trachyphyllia found?
The open brain coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) is a brightly colored free-living coral species in the family Merulinidae. It is the only species in the monotypic genus Trachyphyllia and can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific.
What do you feed Trachyphyllia?
In addition to photosynthesis, these corals are adept feeders that can grab and consume a wide variety of foods ranging from coral-formulated sinking pellets to frozen food such as brine shrimp, mysis, and krill. Trachyphyllia are up there with Scolymia for putting on dramatic feeding displays.
How do Trachyphyllia reproduce?
The Trachyphyllia genus are hermaphrodites. They will reproduce by forming small polyp buds at the base of the parent colony. Upon the death of one Trachyphyllia, new daughter colonies emerged a few months later from the septa (teeth on the inside of the corallite wall) of the parent coral.
Do I need to feed brain coral?
They don’t require feeding of larger food stuff(Mysis etc. though they will accept it) as they will take small food stuff such as Rotifers, Cyclops, Marine Snow,(phyto and Zoo)plankton as well.
How hard is it to keep hammer coral?
The hammer coral is a moderately challenging species to care for. The large and delicate polyps, the need for stable water parameters, moderate water flow, regular feedings, and the need to test for and maintain calcium levels above 400ppm puts these great corals in the category of moderate care level.