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Frogspawn Coral
(Euphyllia paradivisa)
Quick Care FactsCare Level: Moderate
Temperament: Aggressive
Waterflow: Medium
Placement: Low
Lighting: Medium to High
Color Form: Tan, Beige, Green, Red
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 Frogspawn Coral is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral, that goes by many names within the hobby including Wall, Octopus, Grape, or Torch Coral. This coral get its common name from the polyps that resemble frog eggs, thus the name Frogspawn Coral. Frogspawn coral look essentially the same either day or night, as their polyps remain visible despite the lighting conditions. During the night hours, the Frogspawns sweeper tentacles will extend approximately 6 to 8 inches beyond the base of the coral in search of food. It is important not to place other corals within this range so that they are not stung by the Frogspawns tentacles.
Aquarium Care
This species is moderately difficult to maintain, but despite this fact, it is a popular coral within the marine aquarium hobby. Under the care of an intermediate to advanced reef aquarist, this species will thrive under the proper conditions. It requires medium to high lighting levels combined with a medium water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.
Feeding & Nutrition
The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within its body provides the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. It will also benefit from additional food in the form of micro-plankton or brine shrimp.
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