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Care Level for Chalice Corals
Ease of Care: Moderate to Difficult. While many Chalice corals are resilient, they can be sensitive to changes in their environment and might require more attention compared to some other coral types.
Lighting: Low to Moderate. Chalice corals generally prefer dimmer lighting conditions, though the specific requirement might vary based on the species and the depth at which they naturally occur. Too much light can bleach or harm them.
Water Flow: Moderate. A steady, indirect water flow is beneficial. It should be enough to keep the surface clean and assist in nutrient exchange but not so strong that it causes stress or damages the coral's tissue.
Water Parameters: Stability is essential. Salinity should be between 1.023 to 1.025 specific gravity, pH between 8.1 to 8.4, and temperatures in the range of 75°F to 79°F. Alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium levels should also be monitored and kept stable.
Dietary Needs: Chalice corals have zooxanthellae for photosynthesis, but they also benefit from supplemental feeding due to their carnivorous nature.
Recommended Foods: Small meaty foods are preferred, such as mysis shrimp, rotifers, and finely chopped marine meats. Some specialized coral foods in the market are also suitable.
Feeding Frequency: Direct feeding once a week can be beneficial. Observe their response to feeding and adjust frequency as necessary. Overfeeding should be avoided to maintain water quality.
More about Chalice
Chalice coral, also known as Echinophyllia, is a type of coral that is popular among saltwater aquarium hobbyists for its unique and striking appearance. These coral are known for their bright colors, which can range from shades of blue and green to pink and purple. They have a distinctive, cup-shaped structure that gives them a mesmerizing visual appeal. Chalice coral are easy to care for and can thrive in a variety of aquarium environments, making them a popular choice for both beginner and experienced aquarists. They are also known for their ability to adapt to changes in their environment, which allows them to thrive in a range of water conditions. Chalice coral are often used to add color and visual interest to a saltwater aquarium, and can be paired with a variety of other coral species to create a diverse and stunning display.