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Tubastraea sp.
Orange Cup Coral, Sun Coral

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Orange Cup Coral/Sun Coral - Tubastraea sp. (32kb)
Photo Credit: Valeen Gonzalez

Sun corals are to be recommended only to those reefkeepers willing to spend the extra time to target-feed each polyp with meaty foods like mysis. Although time consuming, it is well worth the effort to maintain sun corals, because they will reward the reefkeeper with a beautiful display when their polyps are fully extended. I have 4 right now (3 orange and 1 yellow) and each add great color and beauty to my reef tanks.

Contributed by Valeen Gonzalez

I have found sun corals to actually be extremely easy to keep. Out of all the corals that I own, the sun coral has thrived in my aquarium. I only spot feed them about 2-3 times a week, and it takes only a few minutes to do. I would recommend this coral to everyone!

Contributed by Tina Rogers

My suncoral does fine under the metal halides. She even comes out during the day for feeding. She is in low/medium water current. She has doubled in size in 3 months time by feeding her cyclopeeze or homemade fishfood. Mysis is enjoyed as well. I feed her as much as she can take.

Contributed by Andrew Richardson

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