The Colt Coral is an aggressive coral and thereby is suggested to keep it away from the neighbor corals. It features small colonies and is slippery to the touch and usually has small colonies. The Colt Coral is very easy to maintain and looks extremely beautiful in your aquarium. It requires medium to high lighting condition along with strong water movement. The Colt Coral requires the addition of strontium, iodine, and other trace elements to the water that provides it with a continued good health. Its rearing is very easy and requires snipping off a piece of its tentacles and attaching to the solid structure such as live rock.
The Colt Coral will also benefit from additional food such as micro plankton, baby brine shrimp, or foods filtering feeding invertebrates. It has to be noted that while shipping the Colt Coral, it might secrete some mucus like coating to protect itself, and to remove this mucus coating one need to rinse it vigorously in seawater before placing it in the aquarium. The Colt Coral have tiny living organisms in their tissue which are called as Zooxanthellae. This is the reason why there is need of strong lighting in an aquarium where these corals are the inhabitants. These Zooxanthellae undergo photosynthesis and provide oxygen and other nutrients produced during the photosynthesis to the coral. The Colt Coral makes a terrific addition to any aquarium and needs little attention while setting it in the aquarium.
The Colt Coral is one of the easier corals to keep and will grow quite readily in the home aquarium.Corals are part of a biological group known as Cnidaria. Most Cnidaria have a mouth, or mouths, that opens into one big body cavity. Due to the lack of a true digestive system, this cavity acts in its place and after the food is broken down the nutrients are then sent through the rest of the body as food. There is also no excretory system; therefore the waste is sent back through the mouth or secreted into the surrounding water.Tentacles of varying size will usually surround the mouth of Cnidaria. Most Cnidaria have tentacles with stinging cells that can shoot tiny poison darts into their prey or can even be used as a defense mechanism. Some corals lack tentacles and instead cover themselves with a thin layer of mucus and use that to collect bacteria and plankton as food. Some corals even use both of these methods. Cnidaria can either be an individual animal or members of a complex colony. These "Colony Corals" share the food and nutrients taken in by each individual.Corals have tiny living organisms that actually live in their tissue. These are called zooxanthellae and they are the reason why such strong lighting is needed in the saltwater aquarium. These algae-like creatures provide the coral with oxygen and other nutrients that are produced during photosynthesis. During this process, the zooxanthellae take up carbon dioxide and provide nutrients to the coral.Corals can use two different types of defense mechanisms. One of which is a sweeper tentacle wherein the coral reaches its tentacles out to try to damage another coral with nematocysts. The other is when the coral releases a minute amount of toxin into the water to poison another coral within certain proximity.