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Care Level for Cyphastrea Coral
Ease of Care: Easy. Cyphastrea is known for its hardiness and ease of care, making it an excellent choice for beginners and seasoned aquarists alike.
Lighting: Low to Medium. These corals thrive under lower to medium lighting conditions, avoiding the stress that can come from more intense light sources.
Water Flow: Moderate. Maintaining a balanced water flow helps keep their surfaces clean and ensures nutrient delivery without being overly forceful.
Water Parameters: Stability is crucial, with a recommended salinity of 1.023 to 1.025 specific gravity, a pH of 8.1 to 8.4, and temperatures between 75°F and 79°F.
Dietary Needs: While they do leverage their zooxanthellae for nutrition, supplementary feeding is beneficial.
Recommended Foods: Microplankton and other small particle foods are suitable, as are specialized coral foods designed for SPS corals.
Feeding Frequency: Offering additional foods 1-2 times per week can be advantageous for their well-being and coloration.