Torch Coral

Torch Coral

The Frogspawn 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, many aquarists have had experiences of clownfish hosting this coral.

The Torch 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.  

The Torch 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.

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. 

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
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, Purple
Supplements: Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Family: Caryophylliidae

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

  1. I’ve found that Torch Coral’s are a most wonderful addition to a home reef environment. I’ve had great success and have been able to divide my torch coral many times over.

  2. I have found no other coral as enjoyable to have in the tank as the Torch. Place it low in the tank with medium to low flow so it can extend it fingers out without being blown around.

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