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.