The Moon 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 Moon Brain Coral a valuable addition to any reef tank. You need to provide space to the Moon Brain Coral so that it can spread and flourish in the reef tank. Keep the Moon Brain Coral away from neighboring corals to avoid the stinging behavior, because it may sting them. The Moon 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 Moon Brain Coral can be aggressive towards other corals and therefore keeping it at 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 foods 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 for the growth of this coral. You should be vigilant towards the over-growth of algae as it might cause damage to this coral.
|Couldn't believe the size of this Moon!!!!!! I saved so much money on this!!!!!! I may just get one for a friend!|
|Reviewed by: Kelli Harton from WEST VIRGINIA on March 18, 2014, 7 p.m.|