How big do Lobophyllia get?
Approximate Purchase Size: Tiny: 3/4″ to 1-1/2″ ; Small: 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″; Medium: 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″; Large: 3-1/2″ to 4-1/4″; XLarge: 4-1/4″ or more.
Are Lobophyllia aggressive?
Lobophyllia are one of those corals that is sneakily aggressive. They are not known to extend sweeper tentacles and attack neighboring corals in that manner but at night they are able to launch mesenteric filament attacks.
How do you feed Lobophyllia?
They demonstrate a strong feeding response and are pretty easy to feed. Use small, meaty marine-based foods, such as Cycolp-eez, Oyster Eggs, or finely mined seafood and Mysis. Gently squirt food in the direction of the corals’ mouth, taking care not to blast full-bore into the coral.
Where do you put Lobo corals?
Lobo corals prefer low to moderate water movement in their environment. To achieve this, you may want to place your Lobo coral on the bottom of the tank, on a sandy bed. The water movement at the bottom will be low to moderate and ideal for the Lobo.
How fast do Lobophyllia grow?
Lobophyllia can have surprisingly fast growth rates for large-polyped stony corals. I’ve found it necessary to prune two to three polyps off this particular morph of Lobophyllia about once every nine months for it to continue to fit into the tight spot in my tank.
Are brain corals aggressive?
Placement: Brain corals all have some aggressive abilities, but lobophyllia in particular is one of the most aggressive corals. Be sure to give it space and attach it well to the rock to prevent it from falling on other corals.
Can Lobophyllia touch each other?
In my experience, yes they can.
Do you need to feed Lobophyllia?
Feeding: Yes, these are hungry corals, and really should be fed a couple of times a week. They demonstrate a strong feeding response and are pretty easy to feed. Use small, meaty marine-based foods, such as Cycolp-eez, Oyster Eggs, or finely mined seafood and Mysis.
Can you dip Lobo coral?
The Lobo coral is a great beginner coral but it typically is a little more expensive since it’s not very common in the hobby. I prefer to dip the corals for a total of 20 to 25 minutes, stirring the dip every few minutes to get any critters to fall off the coral.
How much does brain coral cost?
|Acanthastrea Lord-Multi Color Acanthastrea lordhowensis From $99.99
|Cyphastrea Brain Coral Cyphastrea spp. From $29.99
|Open Brain Coral-Red Trachyphyllia geoffroyi From $89.99
|Symphyllia Brain Coral-Red Symphyllia spp. From $59.99
How do you take care of brain coral?
This hardy stony coral is common in the trade and easy to maintain in aquariums if placed in the correct location. This would be an area that receives gentle water flow and moderate light. Those that are red in color should be placed in shady areas or at least areas receiving indirect light.
Where should I place my Lobophyllia?
Most people have them lower in the tank and possibly on the substrate. If placing them on rocks, be careful that nothing falls on them or they do not fall down on something else. Lobophyllia are one of those corals that is sneakily aggressive.
Where can I buy aquacultured Lobophyllia?
The hobbyist community is likely the best source of aquacultured Lobophyllia as they can patiently grow out a colony and sell it off once it becomes too large for their aquarium. So what kind of tank is Lobophyllia best suited for?
Where does Lobophyllia come from?
The vast majority of the Lobophyllia found in the hobby today originate from the Great Barrier Reef. There are some species of Lobophyllia from Indonesia still circulating in the trade, but they are increasingly difficult to come by. Lobophyllia are not the most light demanding coral.
Are there any Lobophyllia from Indonesia?
There are some species of Lobophyllia from Indonesia still circulating in the trade, but they are increasingly difficult to come by. Lobophyllia are not the most light demanding coral.