Description – Found distributed across the pacific, Chalice Coral is uses by aquarists as a loose term for a selection of similarly structured genera including: Echinopora, Mycedium, Lithophyllon and oxypora. Therefore, the following care requirements are going to be rather generalized. Argued by the Americans as the most highly desired LPS coral due to their merging multicoloured florescent formations.
What you will receive –
Lighting– Medium lighting of around 100 PAR. We also recommend you slowly acclimatize these corals to light as they are often received newly imported, subsequently to ensure they aren’t blown away, start them on 60 PAR in more shaded spots of the reef and then move the coral to more exposed spots.
Flow – Low to Medium
Placement in the reef– Sand bed
Salinity – 1.024-26
A word of Caution – Chalice corals are overly aggressive. Although most don’t have extending sweeper tentacles, they all give a nasty sting when coming into contact with other corals generally ending in tissue damage. Therefore, place them in an area with plenty of surrounding space.