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Brain Coral - Favia Maroon
 
 
 
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Tank Stats
Size: 3-6 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Light - Medium Flow, marine snow
Origin: Indo- Pacific
Acclimation Time: Temperature Acclimate
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe:
Minimum Tank Size:
  
  

The Brain Coral has fleshy polyps that generally hide its skeleton. It resembles a brain, due to the presence of crevices and ridges. The Brain Coral becomes a popular choice amongst the beginner aquarists. Due to its hardy skeleton, it is very easy to maintain and that makes the Brain Coral a valuable addition to any reef tank. You need to provide space to the Brain Coral so that it can spread and flourishes itself well in the reef tank. Keep the Brain Coral away from neighboring corals to avoid the stinging behavior, because it may sting them. Brain Coral is also commonly called the Honeycomb Coral, Pineapple Coral, Moon Coral, Star Coral and Worm Coral. The ridges present on the coral actually serve as the habitat for other animals to live. It features sweeper tentacles that extend well beyond its base when open. The Brain Coral can be aggressive towards other corals and therefore keeping it at a distance is recommended. It is nocturnal, and extends out its tentacles during the night. The Brain Coral thrives well in temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.10-8.40. It is a carnivore in nature and filter feeding at least twice per week is recommended. The food may include small marine invertebrates, Mysis Shrimp, meaty bits, zooplankton and phytoplankton for its growth and development.ÿAdditional traces of calcium and strontium works wonders to the growth of this coral, and hence it is advisable to add. You should be vigilant towards the over-growth of algae as it might cause damage or even death to this coral.

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