|Category: LPS (Large Polyp Stony)
Common Name: Indo Gold Torch Coral
Scientific Name: Euphyllia glabrescens
Specimen Size: Small frag approximately 2.5″ across when expanded with 1-head. Mounted to reef plug
Origination: RC aquacultured frag
Entry Updated: 3/9/2017
Torch corals have flowing polyps which are extended day and night. Color varies from light brown to greens, purples and and even gold.
Provide with moderate light and moderate water flow to keep its tentacles gently flowing in the current.
Torch corals will take small meaty foods such as mysis shrimp, but feeding is not generally required for them to remain healthy.
As is the case with all stony corals, attention needs to be paid to maintaining proper Calcium and Alkalinity levels in the reef tank as noted on the right for proper skeletal development.
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Quick Care Notes
ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:
Lighting: 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting, moderate intensity
PAR: 150-200 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: moderate non-laminar flow
Food: Feeding meaty 1-2 times a week.
Temperature: 77 - 80
Specific Gravity: 1.025 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 9-10 dKH
pH: 8.15 - 8.35
Nitrates, Phosphates, Silicates = 0
General Care Requirements:
Care Level: Easy to Intermediate. Euphyllia corals are generally fairly hardy once acclimated
Lighting: Moderate to moderately strong.
Water flow: Moderate. No strong direct waterflow
Placement: On sand bed or low on rock work.
Aggressiveness: High. Has long tentacle reach with a fairly powerful sting
Water Parameters: Stony corals require that water quality is kept high and the following parameters are monitored and maintained to within the tolerable bounds:
Specific Gravity: 1.024 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 8dKH - 12dKH
Calcium: 400ppm or above
Magnesium: 1250ppm or above
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
For more care information, go to our Reef Database Entry