FIRE BALL CHALICE CORAL
Chalice Corals are a broad collection of corals that are loosely jumbled together. Several different genera of corals are represented ranging from Echinopora, Oxypora, Mycedium, and even Lithophyllon. As such, care requirements are going to be generalized more than other corals because these are very different corals that all get lumped in together. These are easy to keep and hardy corals which do well in eitehr a mixed reef tank or a dedicated hard coral tank.
- temperature: 25-27 °C
- food: zooplankton, light (Zooxanthellae)
- ModerateLighting: Low / ModeratePlacement: Bottom – MiddleTemperament: Semi-aggressiveWaterflow: Medium
Expect 2 ~ 3 cm Size per frag size .
** Photos is for reference of the species only, actual pcs will vary during shipment and color condition .
Water Chemistry: It is important that proper calcium (420-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9.5 dkh – run it 7-8 if you are carbon dosing) , and magnesium levels (1260-1350 ppm) are maintained. Raising magnesium levels gradually up to 1400-1600 ppm can help to combat algae outbreaks, just keep CA and Alk in line as you raise the Mg.
Nitrates should be below 10 ppm and phosphates should be below .10 ppm. We recommend doing a water change when Nitrate levels rise to 10 ppm. It is important to replace your phosphate media when phosphates rise to .10 ppm. Media Reactors make the most efficient use of your phosphate media by fluidizing it.