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Trachyphyllia geoffroyi
Open Brain Coral

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Name: Trachyphyllia geoffroyi
Care CurrentLighting
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Medium Medium Medium


One of my favorite corals. Mine is my baby. Likes to get fresh seafood from time to time and gets bigger at a slower but steady rate. Be very careful not to cut them. They usually don't make it if their tissue gets nicked. Ours has been happy for about 2 years now and hopefully many more to come.

Contributed by Julia Edwards

This Coral is BEAUTIFUL when the actinic blue lights kick in. This is when it truly shows off it's colour! I've had mine for about a month no problems so far. At night watch it curl up and release its tentacles to feed. Great addition for any reef keeper!

Contributed by Seb Gonzalez

I've had my Brain Coral for about two months. I feed it pieces of krill three times a week. Lately I have noticed that my black Sebae clownfish has hosted it and sleeps on the brain every night. I have an anemone in my tank and the clownfish passed it up for the small brain coral.

Contributed by a visitor

I got a brain coral about 1 and a half months ago from my LFS. It's an awesome coral which is only about 15 cm long. It's red with greenish blue. At night it opens up its 4 mouths and starts to feed from its tentacles. It looks hectic at night when the actinics kick in. I recommend this coral and any other corals to only the most dedicated fish and coral keepers, because you always have to feed and maintain the water levels and I hate to see corals or fish starting to die.

Contributed by Patrick Dilanchian

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