Galaxea fascicularis – Metallic Green Tooth Coral – WYSIWYG 2

SKU: Galaxea sp - Metallic Green Tooth Coral - WYSIWYG 2. Categories: , .
This is an XL frag of Galaxea coral fully encrusted over the plug.  Color is an attractive bright metallic two tone green with purple on the inner surfaces and with white tentacle tips.
Growth from is mounding.  These like good lighting and water flow, though they will adapt  to fairly modest lighting and water flow.  They work well in high energy SPS systems.

   AIMS Coral Database Fact Sheet

$29.00

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Product Description

Category:  LPS (Large Polyp Stony)
Common Name:
   Tooth Coral, Galaxy Coral
Scientific Name:  Galaxea fascicularis
Specimen Size:  XL frag  approximately 2.5″ across
Origination: RC aquacultured frag.
Entry Updated:  12/17/2016

OVERVIEW

Galaxea coral have medium size polyps that are most commonly a shade of green, though they are occasionally found in other colors as well.

It requires fairly strong to strong lighting and moderate water movement.

Though primarily photosynthetic, Galaxea corals should also be fed small meaty foods on occasional to maintain their health.

They are aggressive corals with a powerful sting, so they should have at least 2″ of space between them and their nearest neightbors.

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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:  Moderately strong 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting, moderate intensity
PAR:  200-250 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: moderate non-laminar flow
Food:  Feeding system filter feeder foods 2-3 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: Moderate.
Lighting:  Moderately strong to strong.
Water flow: Moderate to moderately strong
Placement: On sand bed or low on rock work.
Aggressiveness: High. Has strong stinging capability.  Should plan for about 2″ of space between the coral and its neighbors.
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