How do you care for a Lobo coral?

How do you care for a Lobo coral?

Low to Moderate water movement is recommended. I personally shoot for just enough flow to carry away waste from their mouth. In current that is too strong Lobophyllia will often times stay retracted tight against its skeleton and may recede where the flow is hitting them the hardest.

Where do you put the Lobo?

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 big are Lobo corals?

It will also benefit from additional food in the form of micro-plankton or brine shrimp fed in the evening when its tentacles are visible. 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.

How quickly do brain coral grow?

Grooved brain coral structures only grow a few millimeters each year and may be hundreds of years old. Each structure is actually a colony of several genetically identical animals living together.

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.

What do Lobo corals eat?

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 frag a Lobo coral?

Branching corals are the easiest to frag since all you have to do is separate the branches from each other. For LPS corals such as Lobos, Chalices, Pectina, and wall Euphyllias, you will need to decide where to cut them.

How much does brain coral cost?

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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

What do open brain corals eat?

LPS love anything meaty, including krill, mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and even pieces of dinner shrimp if the coral is large enough.

Do you need to quarantine corals?

All new corals should be quarantined because there is always a chance they may be harboring pests and parasites. Be sure to quarantine and treat, if necessary, all new corals until you know they are free of any unwanted organisms and demonstrate good expansion and vigor.

How do you clean coral frags?

Cut off any dead coral skeleton since it is added surface area for algae to grow on and blocks flow. Rinse frag in tank water by agitating or blasting with turkey baster. Target a few drops of hydrogen peroxide carefully on the frag plug base to kill any algae spores left after scraping and brushing.

What is a Lobophyllia brain coral?

Lobophyllia Brain Corals, sometimes called Lobed Brain Corals, are a very popular large polyp stony coral and come in a wide variety of colors and textures. Lobophyllia are middle of the road in terms of difficulty, but much of the initial challenge depends on the individual coral.

How do you collect Lobo corals?

Often, these corals are collected by chiseling them from the reef structure, and will typically come with some rock attached. IMHO, the optimal way to place a Lobo is into your reef structure- just slip the coral and it’s host rock into a nook or cranny in your reef, and you’re good to go.

What are some of the best brain corals?

Some of our most popular and coolest “Brain Corals” are the “Trachys”, Trachyphyllia, Symphyllia wilsoni, and the “Lobos”, the Lobophyllia species.

Do Lobos get stung by corals?

This is kind of odd since Lobos are reported to be aggressive towards many close by corals, but they can also be stung badly by some others. I keep the tank at 79-80 degrees.

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