Plate Coral: Colored - Long Tentacle

Plate Coral: Colored - Long Tentacle

Heliofungia actiniformis


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Care Facts

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Filter Feeder
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 50 Gallons
Max Size:
Lighting: Moderate
Placement: Bottom
Waterflow: Moderate
The Long Tentacle Plate Coral, Heliofungia actiniformis, also known as the Heliofungia Plate, Heliofungia Mushroom, or Disk Coral, is a LPS plate coral with long tentacles often with neon tips. It actually often resembles an anemone. It is a solitary, aggressive coral which should be kept at a distance to other corals for their protection. The Long Tentacle Plate Coral has the ability to inflate its body to twice its normal size with its stinging sweeper tentacles extending well beyond its base. It is best housed at the bottom of the tank over a fine sandy substrate in a reef aquarium with moderate waterflow and moderate lighting. It should be fed a carnivorous diet consisting of microplankton and finely chopped shrimp or fish for continued good health. Fortunately, the Long Tentacle Plate Coral is easy to maintain making it an excellent choice for any reef aquarium. 


Reviewed by: Pherphace on Nov. 5, 2014

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 on Oct. 15, 2013

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