Euphyllia paradivisa (Frogspawn Coral)

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Euphyllia paradivisa (Frogspawn Coral)

Post  thierry on Tue May 25, 2010 9:50 am

Source: liveaquaria.com

QUICK STATS
  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Temperament: Aggressive
  • Lighting: Moderate to High
  • Waterflow: Medium
  • Placement: Bottom
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
  • Color Form: Green, Tan
  • Origin: Indonesia, Solomon Islands
  • Family: Caryophylliidae
  • Insert Date: 27 May 2010


The Frogspawn Coral is a large polyp stony coral (LPS) often referred to as the Wall, Octopus, Grape, or Honey Coral. Its polyps remain visible throughout both the day and night, resembling a mass of fish eggs or frog eggs, hence one of its common names Frogspawn. Its coloration is green or brown to tan in color. With its appearance and coloration it would make a nice addition to any reef aquarium.
During the evenings, its sweeper tentacles can extend up to six inches beyond its base into the reef aquarium surroundings. It will sting other neighboring corals in the reef aquarium, therefore, it is best to leave plenty of room between itself and other types of corals. It is moderately difficult to maintain, but it is a popular coral that will thrive under the proper conditions. It will need to have moderate to heavy lighting combined with moderate water movement within the aquarium. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within its body provides the majority of its nutritional requirements from photosynthesis. It will also benefit from additional food in the form of micro-plankton or brine shrimp.

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The current owner

Post  thierry on Tue May 25, 2010 9:51 am

Through one of the forums I'm member of (www.zeewaterforum.info) I came across this coral. Member Martin g sells them together with some other corals, even though it wasn't this one that caught my attention, but might be a nice option.
It's a fragment of his coral and costs 4 euro.

The picture is of his main coral, but to give an impression.
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Bought the coral

Post  thierry on Fri May 28, 2010 12:14 pm

Yesterday we bought a small piece of Frogspawn Coral from martin g. In the picture it looks nice already, unfortunately we found the rock on its side this morning. We have to think about how we are going to make sure that it doesn’t fall so quickly.
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June 2 2010

Post  thierry on Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:14 pm

The Frogspawn Coral moved to a new location. On its old location it dropped, and it didn’t seem like a good idea to keep it on its side, so we moved it in between two rocks. Now it doesn’t fall and can expend all it wants Smile
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Added new Urchin, Hermit Crab and Mushrooms

Post  thierry on Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:19 pm

The frogspawn coral is doing nice
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New Sand Sifting Sea Star

Post  thierry on Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:52 pm

No news on the Frogspawn coral
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Post  thierry on Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:34 pm

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Movie

Post  thierry on Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:58 am

A while ago I recorded some movies, I just took the parts out from each animal separate.
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Post  thierry on Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:37 am

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Added Yellow Wrasse and Coral Beauty Angelfish

Post  thierry on Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:32 pm

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New corals

Post  thierry on Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:39 pm

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Mushrooms Split

Post  thierry on Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:58 am

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Angelfish sold, tank rebuild

Post  thierry on Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:33 am

It has a new location, and I must say it looks better from it's new location.
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Back from vacation

Post  thierry on Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:17 pm

The Frogspawn coral is with us 4 months, and is the first LPS we got. It seems to be growing nicely in his new location. He also moved after we caught the Angelfish.

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Article found on Nano-Reef.com

Post  thierry on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:51 pm

Found the website Nano-Reef.com featuring an article on the Frogspawn coral. http://www.nano-reef.com/corals/?coral=23
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Post  thierry on Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:07 pm

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Bought Firefish and 2 Peppermint Shrimps

Post  thierry on Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:35 am

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2 heads now

Post  thierry on Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:06 pm

It was somewhat visible in the pictures already and has been going on for a while, but now it was very clear.
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Cleaning november 2010

Post  thierry on Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:54 pm

It seems to have 3 heads now, not sure yet but it looks that way. It is doing nicely, but there is danger on its way from 2 sides. On one side Buttons are closing in while on the other side the Star Polyps are moving its way.

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Post  thierry on Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:55 pm

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Post  thierry on Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:58 pm

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Killing and Cleaning

Post  thierry on Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:01 pm

The majano anemone next to the frogspawn coral is still there. Tried injecting it with boiling water, but without any luck unfortunately.
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Just pictures

Post  thierry on Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:11 am

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Kenya Tree Sold

Post  thierry on Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:36 pm

Hopefully the Frogspawn will recover now.
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Re: Euphyllia paradivisa (Frogspawn Coral)

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:55 am

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