Blastomussa Wellsi corals are not hard to care for with the proper nutrition and water parameters. Bottom to middle placement is best along with moderate lighting and water flow.  Blasto’s as commonly referred to should not be placed on the sand or substrate, but preferably on live rock.  Although they do have a symbiotic relationship with zooxanthellae they will benefit from target feeding consisting of small pieces of Mysis shrimp or supplement such as Reef Roids . When target feeding it’s important to feed every polyp since they may or may not be individual animals.  Calcium, Magnesium, and Strontium are also important for growth as Blastomussa’s have calcareous skeletons. Ample space between different species is also required since they do have tentacles capable of stinging neighbors.  A somewhat easier experience would be Acans, which have colors and colonies equally as impressive as Blasto’s.


Funky Monkey Blastomussa
photo courtesy of funky monkey corals

Care:  Moderate

Lighting:  Low to Medium

Placement:  Bottom – Middle (do not put on substrate)

Water Temp:  76-81 degrees Fahrenheit

Water Flow:  Moderate

Salinity-Specific Gravity:  1.023 -1.025

Temperament:  Aggressive

Magnesium: 1200-1350

Alkalinity: 8-11

Calcium:  400-425

Strontium: 8-10

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