|Category: LPS (Large Polyp Stony)
Common Name: Lakers Scroll coral, Pagoda Coral, Cup Coral,
Scientific Name: Turbinaria reniformis
Specimen Size: Large frag approximately 1.5″ across on reef plug
Origination: TCF aquacultured frag
Entry Updated: 12/15/2016
Sometimes called Pagoda coral or Scroll coral.
Color may vary from almost brown to purple to bright yellow sometimes with contrasting polyps.
Scroll coral may grow in a scroll, cup or whorl shape depending on water and lighting conditions. Under lower light they tend to grow in more of a plating fashion to collect as much light as possible. Under brighter lighting the coral tends to grow more vertically.
Care level is fairly easy to moderate depending on the origin of the coral. Wild corals with a flatter and thicker growth form tend to be hardier than those with intricate scrolling and thin branches
Scroll coral will benefit from occasional feedings of smaller meaty foods or filter feeder foods. Under good conditions it is a fairly fast grower.
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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Quick Care Notes
ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:
Lighting: 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting, moderate intensity
PAR: 100-150 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: moderate non-laminar flow
Food: Feeding system small meaty foods 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. Tubinaria corals are fairly hardy once acclimated.
Water flow: Low to Moderate
Placement: On sand bed or low on rockwork
Aggressiveness: Low. Does not possess sweeper tentacles
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