The Pagoda Cup is a large polyp stony coral, which grows in a conical or cup shape, commonly referred as pagoda cup, turban, vase, or scroll corals. It can grow horizontally as well as vertically, and a number of these species may extend their polyps during the day or night while thriving in the aquarium. The Pagoda Cup is quite easy to care for and this makes it a very good choice for a beginner aquarist. It is considered a peaceful reef inhabitant, which does not bother corals that are placed in close proximity to it. The Pagoda Cup requires moderate lighting combined with moderate water movement within the aquarium. Also, the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements also benefits the growth of this beautiful species in the tank. The Pagoda Cup should be kept in a tank not less than 20 gallons. It undergoes photosynthesis and manufactures food using the zooxanthellae that dwells inside its tissue. The Pagoda Cup also directly absorbs some nutrients from the water and feeds on micro zooplankton. The Pagoda Cups with highly convoluted or thin plates are the most difficult to care for. It grows quickly and propagates easily in the tank, which makes it a valuable addition to any reef tank. The Pagoda Cup requires medium light level combined with a medium water movement within the aquarium.