Defcon Cypreastrea

SKU: 3-11-S1-F09-02
Regular price $26.36 USD
Regular price -47% $49.99 USD Sale price $26.36 USD

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Care Level for Cyphastrea Coral

Ease of Care: Easy to Moderate. Cyphastrea is a hardy coral that is relatively easy to care for, making it a good choice for both beginners and experienced reef aquarists.

Lighting: Low to Moderate. Cyphastrea does well under a range of lighting conditions but doesn't require the intense light that some SPS corals do. It can thrive under LED or T5 lighting setups.

Water Flow: Moderate. It prefers moderate water flow that helps deliver food and remove waste without causing stress to the coral.

Water Parameters: Stable water parameters are crucial for Cyphastrea, like most SPS corals. Aim for a temperature range of 76-82°F, specific gravity of 1.025-1.026, and pH of 8.1-8.4. Keeping calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium levels within the appropriate ranges for reef tanks is also important.

Dietary Needs: Cyphastrea is predominantly photosynthetic, benefiting from the symbiotic algae (zooxanthellae) living within its tissue. However, it can also capture particulate food from the water column.

Recommended Foods: Fine particulate planktonic foods, marine snow, and other prepared foods suitable for SPS corals can be beneficial.

Feeding Frequency: Supplemental feeding is not strictly necessary but can promote faster growth and more vibrant coloration if done 1-2 times per week.

What Our Clients Say About Us

David Tannenbaum
in the last week

Just got my first order in. Came the next day. Packaging was perfectly done and better than many other coral dealers. Each was clearly ID'd in specimen jars with care instructions for each one individually. The prior day I hadn't specified a delivery date (which is a great feature) and they called me to verify. Absolutely flawless experience and I'll be back. Really reasonable prices on corals as well. Worth every penny.

Erwin Bertomolde
a month ago

100% recommended, I had doubts about buy corals on line, but I trusted in Riptide Aquaculture and I’m satisfied with my choice, excellent service, All corals arrived in good conditions, good colors, and good shape.

Daniel Zia
a month ago

Excellent coral buying experience. All four corals arrived intact, each was packed in sufficient water and tripled bagged. Shipped from florida to california in 24 hrs. Communication was excellent and they adjusted delivery date per my request.

Mark Stover
a month ago

I just ordered 9 coral during Riptides recent reef2reef tiki sale. I requested they be delivered on a set day, but they realized that it may be too cold for shipping so they requested that it be moved out a week. The following week they shipped on time and the packaging was excellent. Heat pack inside the styrofoam box kept the coral warm in transit and each coral was triple bagged. They all were healthy and looked great when they arrived. One was kind of small, but I can’t really complain as it was only $5 during the sale. Overall I was very pleased with the entire process. I would highly recommend them.

a month ago

Really fun buying during the Tiki Torch Sale! (That may be the wrong name 🤷). Regardless, the sale was a ton of fun and I got some really amazing pieces for a crazy good price. They had crazy $5 specials, just had to be fast enough. You could win three of them, and you have to buy three at discounted prices. Really awesome selection, got way more than three at the prices they had. Really great shipping, worked around my schedule. Due to weather delays, several orders came in today so I received about 35 pieces total. The packaging was really well done and getting these guys settled into the tank was a breeze. All of them are mostly out in just a couple of hours. So awesome! Not a single complaint for these guys! Will be back for the next sale.