Chalice Coral can come in a vast array of color combinations such as the Green Dragon Chalice pictured below.
Chalice coral are moderately difficult to keep. Most Chalice Coral will require exemplary water parameters, supplements, trace elements, consistent lighting, and water flow as described below;
Care Level: Moderate
Temperature: 74-76 Degrees Fahrenheit
PH: 8.1 -8.4
Alkalinity: 9-12 dkh
Lighting: low – moderate
Placement: Middle to bottom
Specific Gravity: 1.025
Calcium: 400-450 ppm
Supplements: Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements, Strontium.
Keep in mind that this moderately aggressive coral does have sweeper tentacles and can sting neighboring coral. To add, an ample amount of space between coral species is a good rule of thumb. Although they will get most of their nutrition naturally, it is beneficial to provide the occasional target feeding consisting of baby Mysis, Brine shrimp or foods such as Reef-Roids.
Additionally, they also require a stable supply of magnesium, calcium, strontium as well as trace elements. Lastly, Prodibio has a kit that contains all of the necessary supplements required to keep your coral happy and healthy.
Learn more about caring for Coral