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Hammer Coral

Hammer Coral

The Hammer Coral is one of the most popular LPS corals in the industry due to its amazing appearance and movement it provides as well as colourations. Additionally, it is easy to understand how it achieved its name, as its polyp tips remarkably look like hammer heads. 

Requirements
The Hammer Coral is aggressive and if given the opportunity it will sting neighbouring corals, therefore it is important to leave ample room between this coral and others. Though this can be a fairly difficult coral to maintain, if given to correct conditions and parameters it will thrive in captivity. The requirements it desires are moderate water movement and moderate lighting.  

Suggestions
The Hammer Coral also holds transparent sweeper tentacles which have the capability of extending out and reaching up to 6 inches in the search for food. It is also a viable decision to add trace elements into your water when housing this coral in order to maintain its good health, for example calcium and strontium. 

Feeding
Though this coral will attain the majority of its nutritional requirements from the lighting through photosynthesis, it will also benefit from additional food sources in the form of brine shrimp or micro-plankton. 

STATISTICS
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Aggressive
Lighting: Moderate
Waterflow: Medium
Placement: Bottom
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Colour Form: Green, Tan, Yellow
Supplements: Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Family: Caryophylliidae
Origin: Australia, Indonesia, Maricultured - Indonesia, Solomon Islands
 

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Easy to Care For
4
Easy to Feed
4
Peaceful to Other Coral
4
Fast Growth Rate
3
Easy to Frag
4
Average
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