Cyphastrea sp – White Polyp Red Frag – WYSIWYG 1

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This is a frag of Cyphastrea.  Base color is dark red with bright white polyps that provide a nice contrast.
Growth form is encrusting and may form small mounds.


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Product Description

Category:  LPS (Large Polyp Stony)
Common Name:
  White Polyp Red Cyphastrea
Scientific Name:  Cyphastrea sp.
Specimen Size:  Medium frag approximately 1″ across
Origination: UC aquacultured frag.
Entry Updated:  1/11/2017


Cyphastrea corals typically have a plating growth form and under the right conditions can grow fairly fast.  The plating may be so thin that the substrate can still be seen through the coral.

There are many color variations of this coral including yellow, orange, pink, blue, teal and blue often with contrasting colored polyps.

They like low to moderate light and moderate water flow.  Colors are often best under lower light conditions.

Polyps are small, but will take very small foods typically offered to filter feeders..

As is the case with all stony corals, attention needs to be paid to maintaining proper Calcium and Alkalinity levels in the reef tank for proper skeletal development as noted on the right.

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Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  Low intensity 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting
PAR:  50-75 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: moderate flow
Food: System fed filter feeder type food 1-1 times a week.
Temperature: 77 - 80
Specific Gravity:  1.025 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 9-10 dKH
Calcium:  450-460ppm
Magnesium: 1320-1400ppm
pH: 8.15 - 8.35
Nitrates, Phosphates, Silicates = 0

General Care Requirements:

Care Level: Easy.  Cyphastrea corals are hardy once acclimated and provided with the proper lighting and water flow.
Lighting:  Low to Moderate
Water flow: Moderate
Placement: low on rock work
Aggressiveness: Low. Has no significant tentacle reach.
Water Parameters:  Stony corals require that water quality is kept high and the following parameters are monitored and maintained to within the tolerable bounds:
Temperature: 76-82
Specific Gravity: 1.024 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 8dKH - 12dKH
Calcium: 400ppm or above
Magnesium: 1250ppm or above
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
Nitrates: <5ppm

For more care information, go to our Reef Database Entry