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.
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.
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.
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.
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