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Galaxea Coral
Galaxea fascicularis
Galaxea Coral
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Tank Stats
Size: 3+ inches
Care Level: Moderate - Expert
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Strong Light - Medium Flow
Origin: Indonesia
Acclimation Time: Temperature Acclimate
Coral Safe: Keep more than 4 inches from other corals
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
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Once the Galaxea Coral gets acclimatized into the tank, it becomes very easy to care for and that makes it a very good choice for a beginner aquarist. It grows and propagates easily if your aquarium meets its specifications. The Galaxea Coral features sweeper tentacles which measures six to seven inches on extension. It thrives well in a temperature range of 74-81 degrees Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.10-8.40. The Galaxea Coral needs moderate to strong water current along with moderate to high intensity lighting in the marine aquarium. It is photosynthetic in nature and derives energy and nutrition using the zooxanthellae that dwells inside its tissue. Apart from this, the Galaxea Coral can also be fed with meaty bits of fish, mysis shrimps and brine shrimps for its continued health. It breeds easily and rapidly in the aquarium and is therefore makes a great addition to any tank. The Galaxea Coral requires a moderate care, and features stinging tentacles that can stings anything it touches. Therefore, keeping other neighboring corals at a distance is recommended. Also, the Galaxea Coral is a good choice only for experienced aquarists and since it features stinging tentacles, it is considered semi aggressive towards other.
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This coral can be ball or dome shaped in captivity. Shapes that include spires, plates, encrustations, and branches are sometimes found in nature. Galaxea fascicularis can be green, grey, pink or brown, but always with contrasting colored tips. This coral has clear to translucent sweeper tentacles, most often with white tips. The tentacles will be out during the day.This is an aggressive coral which will easily damage its neighbors with its stinging sweeper tentacles. The sweeper tentacles are long and deliver a strong sting. Care must be taken in regards to its placement in the tank and the water flow around it as the sweeper tentacles will stretch in strong currents. This coral may cause great harm in a small or crowded tank.Use extreme when handling this coral, the skeleton is extremely fragile and the corallites may break off and cause tissue necrosis.Filter Feeding/Invert food should be offered as well as bits of shrimp and fish.Propagation has occurred in aquariums by fragmentation. Spawning has also been known to occur.
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