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Fox Coral
(Nemenzophyllia turbida)
Quick Care FactsCare Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Waterflow: Low
Placement: Bottom
Lighting: Low to Moderate
Color Form: Beige, Green, Tan, White
Supplements: Calcium, Strontium, Trace elements
Water Conditions: 72-78º F; sg 1.023-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Family: Caryophylliidae
Species: LPS Hard Corals
Species Information
The Fox Coral is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral that has a fragile calcareous skeleton, which requires extra care when handling or placing this specimen. Be careful that when placing this specimen in your reef aquarium, that it placed gently between the rocks so that it is not damaged. The Fox Coral is a very peaceful coral that does not have stinging tentacles, instead it uses its polyps to feed. The polyps on the Fox Coral will extend approximately 3 times the width of the skeleton during the day. Keep this in mind when placing this specimen within your reef aquarium.
Aquarium Care
The Fox Coral is very easy to maintain, making it an excellent choice for the beginning reef aquarist. By only requiring moderate lighting intensity and low water movement within the aquarium, the Fox Coral has very modest requirements in comparison with many similarly attractive corals. If you are placing the Fox Coral in a reef aquarium with specimens that do require higher lighting & moderate water flow, be sure to situate the Fox Coral in a bottom location within the aquarium that has low water flow.
Feeding & Nutrition
The Fox Coral will benefit from weekly feedings of micro-plankton, brine shrimp or similar other foods. In addition the Fox Coral will also require calcium, strontium, and other trace elements be added to the water.
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