Sun Coral (Orange) - Tubastrea aurea
(If you want a larger mother colony like a nice 30 Head or so whether it's for your show tank or to frag off to sell, just order how ever many you need such as five of these which in this case on this ad, 5 x 5-10 heads = 25-50 Heads. I basically count them out based on how large the head is itself as either one or two. Email us through our contact us button at the bottom of this page if you have any questions).
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Also known as: Tube Orange Coral, Sun Coral Tube Coral, Orange Sun Coral
The Sun Coral (Orange) has a orange, orange-yellow, red-orange color. Large polyp stony coral (LPS). Planktivore. It likes to eat Filter Feeding Invert Food, Meaty bits like raw shrimp, Silver Side and Mysis Shrimp. The Tubastrea aurea is generally peaceful toward other tankmates. Many consider the Tubastrea aurea a high-maintenance specimen. Has low lighting needs.This coral is non-photosynthetic The Tube Orange Coral, Sun Coral Tube Coral, Orange Sun Coral requires low water flow. The Orange Sun Coral is a very delicate coral. The branches can be very thin and break easily and the orange skin on the polyp easily damaged with excessive handling. This coral is labor intensive as it requires having each individual polyp fed daily. It is not photosynthetic and prefers to be kept in a cave, or rocky overhang than out in the light.
The polyps of this coral are often yellow but sometimes orange or white. Keep water quality high (SG 1.023 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78° F). The Sun Coral (Orange) is commonly collected from Indo-Pacific. Due to variations in growth of Corals from depth, environment, flow, etc. it is impossible to pinpoint exact sizes. These sizes are very approximate and will not apply in all situations.SMALL is generally smaller than a baseball, MEDIUM is generally smaller than a softball and LARGE is generally larger than a softball. Sun corals open for feeding at night. They require feeding meaty foods. One way to feed them is to put them in a small container of tank water and feed frozen Cyclopeeze. Use a turkey baster to keep the water flowing and the Cyclopeeze in suspension. They usually will open in a few minuets. If you feed them at the same time every day they will start to open before/around that time. It can take a fair bit of time to get them opening during the day. In nature Sun polyps are often found on the roof and sides of caves. The ideal place for your sun coral is out of the light in a cave or over hang with good flow. Make sure it is somewhere easy to get to for feeding. If debris or sand collects on the polyps they will not open and die very quickly. SC
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