Sun Coral

Common names: yellow or orange sun coral, orange or yellow sun polyp, black sun coral

Difficulty Level: Sun coral are non-photosynthetic and thus require demanding manual feedings.

Feeding: These corals must be fed large meaty foods to survive. It may be easiest to remove the coral from the tank and feed in a separate container, however, it’s sometimes possible to train them to extend in the tank for feedings. Feeding at the same time every day for a period may help this training along.

Lighting (Level 0): These corals do not need light.

Waterflow: Moderate to strong water flow is important.

Placement: Sun corals are not aggressive corals, and are usually best placed in shaded areas of the tank.

General: These corals are a large commitment due to their demanding feeding requirements.

Sun coral fragging 101