Trachyphyllia Coral

Trachyphyllia Coral

The Trachyphyllia Coral is a remarkable LPS that holds a fascinating appearance usually being a figure eight structure. It also comes in a variety of colourations, all as unique as the next and will definitely bring a flourish of vibrant colour to any marine aquarium. 

This coral will thrive best in those more well established aquariums that have already built up a base of phytoplankton. It will also require moderate 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 is probably one of the most spectacular looking under actinic lighting as it is very fluorescent and will most certainly be the talking point of the aquarium. It is not overly aggressive, but space should still be provided between itself and other neighboring corals as it still has the ability to give out a nasty sting. 

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: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
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: Clear, Green, Red, Tan
Supplements: Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Family: Trachyphylliidae
Origin: Australia, Fiji, Indonesia

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

  1. This is one of my first corals. If anyone is looking for a hardy, easy-to-keep LPS I would highly suggest they try this one. I’ve had success keeping it under compact fluorescents and metal halides. One very interesting aspect about its feeding…it will consume bits of fish, shrimp, and other food items in the same manner as my anemones, resulting in more growth and something very amazing to watch.

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