Tubastrea faulkneri

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Common Name: Sun Coral
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Product Source: AU
Product Origin: Great Barrier Reef
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“Tubastrea faulkneri”, commonly known as Sun Coral, are azooxanthellate or non-photosynthetic corals (meaning that unlike most other large polyps stony (LPS) corals, they do not have a symbiotic relationship with zooxanthellae.

In the wild, they are usually found in caves and overhangs, hence they require low light.

They are predatory and mostly feed on plankton that they take from the water column.

They may require daily feeding and adequate filtration.

Basic Water Parameters
8.0 to 8.3

pH

8.0 to 8.3

34 - 36ppm

Salinity

34 - 36ppm

24.0 - 26.0 Celsius

Temperature

24.0 - 26.0 Celsius

Husbandry Requirements
8.0 to 8.3

Lighiting

50-100 PAR

34 - 36ppm

Flow

Some turbulence required

24.0 - 26.0 Celsius

Aggressiveness

Has sweeper tentacles and/or an ability to sting some other corals.

Acclimation Guide

  • It is highly recommended to acclimate all corals to a new environment to prevent shocking corals.
  • Place the corals in the water from the packing bags and slowly add the water from new environment (Dripping method is recommended).
  • Use the water parameter above as a guide.
  • When the vessel becomes full , replace the water with the new environment water by a small amount at a time.
  • Ensure the water temperature matches with the new environment’s water.
  • After the corals have spent adequate time in the acclimation water, gently place the corals to a new environment.
  • It is recommended to place new corals under lower light intensity than usually required. Once corals show no signs of stress, it can be moved to higher lighting area gradually.”