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Sun Coral

Sun Coral

The Sun Coral is definitely one of the more unique corals you can add to your reef aquarium. Its vibrant yellow colour is hard to find in any other coral, and this will certainly add a great hint of colour to any aquarium. It attains its name from the appearance of its polyps that look remarkably like the sun, to which sway gently in the water and look rather majestic. 

Requirements
The Sun Coral will thrive best in those more well established aquariums that have already built up a base of phytoplankton. It will also require low lighting combined with moderate to strong 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.

Suggestions
This coral will thrive best in a shaded location within your aquarium, as in its natural environment it will be found on reef ledges and slopes, more often than not being upside down. Therefore, if these aspects can be reenacted in your aquarium, it would be a nice decision to do so. 

Feeding
This coral will not attain its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis, and will need additional food sources in the form of brine shrimp or micro-plankton and being directly dropped into its polyps, this is usually done with a turkey baster. Its polyps will only be extended in the evenings or when it requires food. 

STATISTICS
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Lighting: Low
Waterflow: Medium to Strong
Placement: Bottom
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Colour Form: Yellow
Supplements: Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Origin: Fiji
Family: Dendrophylliidae

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Easy to Care For
3
Easy to Feed
3
Peaceful to Other Coral
3
Fast Growth Rate
3
Easy to Frag
3
Average
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  1. The reading we did before getting ours varied enormously – some things said each polyp needed feeding at least twice a week, some said daily. Ours start opening up when food goes in the water, so get fed once they’re opened properly, no matter what the lights are doing. We give them the same frozen mix as the fish get, but often supplement it with some mysis and so far they seem to be doing fine, growing well…

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