Description – Distributed across the indo-Pacific, Japan, east china sea and southeast Asia. These stunning corals provide a reef with a variety of coloured tentacles in different shapes and structures. The two structures are wall formations (where the structure expands to longer formations until the separate) and branching structures, where the heads bud off previous heads. There are four forms of Euphyllia traded across the aquarium industry: torches, frogspawn coral, hammer and ancora, all of which come in various structures as previously described. Due to their wonderful tentacle structures that vary species to species, these corals provide reefs much needed flow and movement which truly cannot be beaten by any other corals.
Description – Prominently found across the great barrier reef, these calcareous toxic green flowers have a large mouth structure in the centre with the tentacles around the edges. When a huge colony is formed, Duncans are often described by divers as neon brain like structures. As with most LPS corals they act as the penultimate auto photo tropic organism which is enhanced by 24 hour a day filter feeding tentacles. Subsequently meaning, they are highly successful reef building organisms. Although these species of coral: Duncanestra, can be found across the tropic regions of the Pacific Ocean, their most vivid forms are unique to the barrier reef. Under proper lighting and water quality, these corals will provide you with bright colours and movement too.
What you will receive –
Lighting – Medium
Flow – Moderate – low for Hammer, Ancora and Frogspawn species. Whereas here at the coral house we have found Torches prefer moderate to high flow.
Placement in the reef – mid to higher sections
Salinity – 1.024-26