Coral Care: Chalice Coral care is fairly simple as long as you maintain good water conditions. Chalice prefer horizontal placement in the lower third areas of your aquarium. They may extend their sweeper tentacles while they feed at night which can harm more docile corals and invertebrates. Be sure to provide enough space between the Chalice Coral and other corals because of its semi-aggressive temperament. The species is typically a slow growing coral and also known to show both an encrusting habit when placed near aquarium glass as well as a plating habit when placed in more open areas of your aquarium.
Water Flow: Medium
Light Intensity: Medium
Feeding: Symbiotic algae called Zooxanthellae supplies the majority of their nutritional requirements through photosynthesis. However, they do benefit from direct feedings of brine shrimp and mysis shrimp.
Location(s): Chalice Coral are from the Indo Pacific region including Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef.
Acclimation: Proper acclimation is extremely important considering the stress imposed on live corals and fish during the shipping process. Please review our Acclimation Guide before introducing your new fish and/or corals to your aquarium.
Photography: Photos are taken under Radion G4 Pros, 100% Violet, 100% UV, 100% Deep Blue, 50% Blue.