Fungia sp – Plate Coral – WYSIWYG 2

SKU: Fungia sp - Red Plate Coral - WYSIWYG 2. Categories: , .
This is a Fungia plate coral.  Base color is a purplish brown with greenish tentacles and purple mouth.
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$39.00

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Product Description

Category:  LPS (Large Polyp Stony)
Common Name:
  Short Tentacled Plate Coral
Scientific Name:  Fungia sp.
Specimen Size:  Medium to large colony approximately 3.5″ across
Origination: Wild import from Indonesia
Entry Updated:  2/24/2017

OVERVIEW

In the wild Plate corals live on the sandy or rocky bottom in moderate to brightly lit locations.  They are very undemanding in their requirements and will generally do well in most reef tank environments.

Colors are usually brown, green, orange or purple and may sometimes have stripes or contrasting colorful edges which are often purple.  Other more rare colors include red.  Color is generally the most intense under brighter lighting.

Plate corals are photosynthetic, but will thrive better and grow faster if fed small meaty foods such as Mysis shrimp on occasion.  We feed our plate corals once or twice a week.

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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Photo Notes We want you to be happy with the coral that you receive and we take pride in the corals that we offer.  To provide true representation of the color and health for our WYSIWYG corals, they are photographed and white balanced under the ReefCorner LED lighting at approximately a 10K to 14K white point to best show the actual color of the coral. The coloration may vary when viewed under different lighting.  The grid the coral is typically photographed on is approximately 0.6" per square to give you a size reference.
Naming Notes We identify the scientific name when we are able to with some degree of accuracy. You will notice that we don’t give our corals cool names like “AWESOME ULTRA SUPER METALLIC NEON RED AND SCREAMING LIME GREEN ULTRA ULTRA COLORED AUSSIE” unless it is a name in common usage in the hobby that helps to identify the coral. We let our pictures do the talking and you can be the judge of whether our corals are awesome or not.

 

Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting
PAR:  150-200 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: moderate non-laminar flow
Food:  Feeding small meaty foods 1-2 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.  Fungia corals are not very demanding
Lighting:  Moderate to fairly intense
Waterflow: Low to Moderate
Placement: On sand bed
Aggressiveness: Moderate.  Does not possess long sweeper tentacles, but may move about on the sand bed a bit, so needs a little space around it.
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