The Green Long Tentacle Plate Coral is a large polyp stone which is also commonly referred as Heliofungia plate, mushroom, or disk coral. The name Green Long Tentacle Plate Coral itself describes its skeleton shape. With its long tentacles, it resembles an anemone, and that makes it a valuable addition to any reef tank. The Green Long Tentacle Plate Coral is a solitary, aggressive coral which should be kept at a distance lest it destroys other neighboring corals. It often inflates itself with water and expands twice its size, its sweeper tentacles extending well beyond its base. The Green Long Tentacle Plate Coral thrives well in the bottom of the reef aquarium, preferably lying on a fine sand substrate. It is very easy to maintain, and that?s what makes it a very good choice for a beginner reef aquarist. The Green Long Tentacle Plate Coral requires moderate lighting along with moderate water movement within the aquarium. It should be well fed with micro-plankton or brine shrimp; and for its continued good health, it should also be supplemented with calcium, strontium and other trace elements to the water. The Green Long Tentacle Plate Coral thrives well in a temperature of 76 degrees Fahrenheit and pH of 8.40, which is considered ideal for this coral. It needs moderate water movement in the tank for its tentacles to open up freely.
|Awesome Plate Coral!|
|Received my plate coral and it was in great condition! It started opening in the tank almost immediately and to my surprise even it's tentacles are bright green! It is almost 5" diameter and looks fantastic under my LED lights! Beautiful coral! Thanks!|
|Reviewed by: Rick Landon from Powell, TN on Oct. 15, 2013, 7 p.m.|