Mycedium sp – Chalice Frag – WYSIWYG 1

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This is a frag of Mycedium Chalice coral.  Base color is green with maroon and pink eyes.
Growth form is typically a plate or cup shape as it grows out in the aquarium.


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Product Description

Category:  LPS (Large Polyp Stony)
Common Name:
  Chalice Coral
Scientific Name:  Mycedium sp
Specimen Size: Medium frag approximately 1″ across
Origination: UC aquacultured frag.
Entry Updated:  2/18/2017


Mycedium coral are one of the families of corals commonly referred to as Chalice corals.  Mycedium can be recognized by the fact that the polyps always face outwards toward the edge of the colony and typically grow in a cup shape, hence the common name of Cup Coral.

Mycedium coral should be kept under low to moderate lighting for best coloration.  Always safest to start them at lower light levels and then slowly acclimate them to brighter lighting if desired.

Feeding is not required, but they will take small meaty foods at night when their feeding tentacles are extended.

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, low to moderate intensity
PAR:  50-75 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: moderate non-laminar flow
Food:  Feeding system small meaty foods 1-2 times weekly.
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: Intermediate.  This is one of the more hardy chalice corals and will adapt to many conditions.
Lighting:  Low to moderate
Water flow:  Low to moderate
Placement: Low on live rock.
Aggressiveness: Low.  Tentacles extended at night.
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