Horn Coral

Horn Coral

The Horn Coral is a great SPS to add to any reef tank as it extends to a fluffy appearance and really adds a great bit of colour and movement that will most definitely stand out. This coral comes in a great variety of colours and shapes, and is usually highly fluorescent under the right lighting with lots of short polyps that give a fluffy appearance. 

However, this coral is not easy to look after and many hobbyists have issues in creating the environment they need to really thrive. It is important to make sure your aquarium has moderate to high lighting and moderate to high water flow in order to reiterate its natural environment. 

It is also a highly aggressive coral that will most definitely kill another coral that is housed too close to it, therefore it is important that you leave ample room around it when positioning it into your aquarium. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. The Horn Coral can thrive under a variety of lighting conditions from LEDs to T5's or halides, however it is important to monitor how the coral is doing and alter its position in the tank in order to meet its needs. 

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 micro-plankton. 

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Lighting: High
Waterflow: Strong
Placement: All
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Colour Form: Green
Supplements: Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Family: Merulinidae

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

  1. Mine never did well in my nano tank until I moved it to the top of the livestock, and now its all open and doing really well and growing fast too! so make sure yours is high up or getting a load of light.

  2. I had one in my old tank and it was quite beautiful. The skeleton was very brittle so I never fragged it but it did drop some pieces off from time to time. These would go off like a bomb when they landed on a mushroom below. Really, the aggressive part is, never let another coral touch it. Sweepers were never that big for me either but it was wild watching a mushroom explode. Explode is the only way to describe it.

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