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Elegance Coral
Elegance Coral
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Size: 3-6 inches
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Can be aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Light - Medium Flow, marine snow, plankton, mysis.
Origin: Indo- Pacific
Acclimation Time: Temperature Acclimate
Coral Safe: Yes
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The Elegance Coral is one of the most beautiful corals available to the reef aquarists. It is somewhat hardy and is resistant to many diseases, and that makes the coral a very good choice for the intermediate aquarists. The Elegance Coral is also considered a durable species for any aquarium. It looks similar to an anemone, and possesses tentacles which only extend during the day time. The Elegance Coral is named aptly, due to its tentacles flowing elegantly in the water. It expels out the waste products, by withdrawing its tentacles and inflating the whole body, but it doesn?t need any concern for that. But, if it continues to be in such an inflated position, then the water quality should be investigated, and verify that nothing is attacking the coral. The Elegance Coral should be placed in moderate to strong lighting area, and low to moderate water flow to wave its tentacles. It thrives well in a temperature range of 75-84 degrees Fahrenheit, therefore the temperature should be regulated properly for the Elegance Coral to grow well in the tank. It is highly aggressive and features fairly powerful sting that can expand greatly. Therefore we suggest you to keep the Elegance Coral in a plenty of space and at a far away distance from other neighboring corals. It is photosynthetic and requires no direct feeding, but an occasional feeding of shrimp or other meaty food up to once a week is appreciated. For its skeletal development, the supplements of calcium have been proved beneficial. The Elegance Coral can be placed in the bottom of the tank with the cone base embedded in the substrate.
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The Elegant Coral is one of the most highly sought after corals. It is often considered the ideal centerpiece for coral tanks. These corals have a hard skeleton base which the soft tissue and tubular tentacles flow out from. The tips of this coral's tentacles are usually ball-shaped and colored . The Elegant can have short or long tentacles and comes in a variety of green colors.The size listed is when fully open under metal halide lighting.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 a 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 cnidarias have tentacles with stinging cells that can shoot tiny poison darts into prey or 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. Cnidarias can be either 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. Most Corals, especially Hard Corals, should not be placed within reach of another Coral.
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