The Plate Coral probably has the most unique colour combinations out of all LPS corals on the market. It holds a varied array of colours, most being unique to the next and it would be rare to find two of the exact same. These are great beginner corals because they do not require very intense lighting nor do they require excessive water flow.
This Plate Coral will thrive best in those more well established aquariums that have already built up a base of phytoplankton. It will also require low to moderate lighting combined with low to moderate 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. It is also important to take exceptional care when handling this coral as it is known to be very fragile and can easily be damaged.
This coral should be placed in the aquarium with care, as it will often be small when acclimating it, but once settled will soon double in size. This can be a problem because even though its tentacles are short they still have the ability to produce a harmful sting to neighbouring corals. Preferably this coral should be placed on the sand bed with room around it from other corals.
The Plate Corals requires to be fed at least 3 times per week. This can be done with brine or mysis shrimp, and small meaty foods. Additionally, you should only offer food when the polyps of the coral are fully extended and this can be done by using a turkey baster.
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