This branching hammer coral has the perfect balance of marbled coloration between the purple and green, love how the tentacles look swaying in the flow!
Priced per head.
*Pictures are of mother colony.
Scientific Name: Euphyllia ancora
Common Names: Anchor coral, hammer coral
Care Level: Easy - Moderate
Origin / Habitat: Australia, Tonga
Temperament / Behavior: During the evenings, its sweeper tentacles can extend up to six inches beyond its base into the reef aquarium surroundings. It will sting other neighboring corals in the reef aquarium, therefore, it is best to leave plenty of room between itself and other types of corals. It is moderately difficult to maintain, but it is a popular coral that will thrive under the proper conditions.
Food: The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within its body provides the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. It will also benefit from additional food in the form of micro-plankton or brine shrimp.
Light: These corals thrive with heavy lighting
Water Movement: Like most large polyp stony corals, Euphyllia ancora benefits from moderate water flow. The polyps will remain retracted and under inflated if the water current is too fast.