Torch Coral

Common names: Torch coral, trumpet coral, pom-pom coral

Difficulty Level: Torch coral is generally tolerant, but must have stable alkalinity to survive.

Feeding: Poor feeding response, so must usually be fed with pumps off. Most common foods are small suspension matter including phyto and roti.

Lighting (Level 5 to 7): Most prefer moderate lighting, but will adapt to varying conditions.

Water flow: Medium to low flow is a must in preventing damage to fleshy tentacles against rock or skeleton.

Placement: Torch coral can be very aggressive, so be sure to leave space for it to fully extend its tentacles without touching other corals including other species of euphyllia.

General: Many times clownfish will host in torch coral like an anemone. Be cautious as not every torch will continue to open fully is harassed by clownfish.

Torch coral fragging 101

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