Psammocora sp – Vibrant Green Frag – WYSIWYG 2

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This is a frag of Psammocra coral which is a fairly uncommon coral in the hobby.  Base color is light yellowish cream with small bright green polyps that are extended during the day giving it a fuzzy appearance similar to velvet.  The green color can intensify depending on tank conditions to one of the brightest greens of any corals.
Growth form is encrusting with irregular upwards growing columns and nodules which create a nice contrast to other SPS corals.


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Product Description

Category:  SPS (Small Polyp Stony)
Common Name:  
 Sandpaper coral

Scientific Name:  Psammocora sp
Specimen Size:  Large frag approximately 1.25″ tall fully encrusted over plug
Origination: TCF aquacultured frag
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Psammocora coral are not very common in the hobby.  They are an encrusting coral that may form upwards columns or irregular branches.

Colors are typically brown, but may be attractive shades of green, pink or orange in shades of color not found in other coral.

They like moderate light, but can be acclimated to fairly intense lighting and do best in fairly strong alternating water flow.

They are primarily photosynthetic, but like all SPS corals will take very small floating filter feeder type foods if offered.

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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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 lighting 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting
PAR:  350-400 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: Strong alternating flow
Food: Tank feed filter feeder food 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: Easy to moderate for SPS experienced hobbyists.
Lighting:  Requires moderate to fairly strong lighting.
Water flow: Moderate to strong alternating current.
Placement: On rock work low  to upper level in the tank depending on intensity of lighting.
Aggressiveness: Low. Has short polyp reach, but will need some room for growth.
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