Caulastrea curvata (Trumpet Coral)

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Caulastrea curvata (Trumpet Coral)

Post  thierry on Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:37 am

Source: liveaquaria.com

QUICK STATS
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Lighting: Moderate
  • Waterflow: Medium
  • Placement: Bottom to Middle
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
  • Color Form: Blue, Green, Tan
  • Origin: Fiji, Indonesia
  • Family: Faviidae
  • Insert Date: 19 February 2011


The Trumpet Coral is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral often referred to as the Trumpet, Torch, Candy, or Bullseye Coral. The skeleton of this species is branched out of a central base, and terminates into a large head that resembles a trumpet. A large fleshy polyp covers the each head of the colony, and the polyps are florescent green in this species. The Trumpet Coral is able to expand its fleshy polyps to many times its skeleton size giving the coral a similar appearance when compared to a closed brain coral.
It is hardy and a relatively peaceful reef inhabitant, with very short sweeper tentacles. It requires moderate lighting and moderate water movement, along with the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. This and other species of Caulastrea sp. can be sensitive to metal halide lighting, so take time in acclimating these corals to this type of lighting. Simply place the coral low in the aquarium for a few weeks until it opens fully and slowly move the colony to the desired location.

It will benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of chopped meaty items, baby brine shrimp or zooplankton.
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Post  thierry on Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:04 pm

Saturday during my round I got a small branch of Trumpet Coral, a small LPS Hard Coral. We have seen this before at someone’s aquarium and thought of it back then. So when I got this offered I couldn’t refuse. I just dumped it somewhere quickly, we still need to find a spot for it.
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Re: Caulastrea curvata (Trumpet Coral)

Post  thierry on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:51 am

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Post  thierry on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:53 pm

Coral been thrown down again and not doing to good!
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Trumpet coral moved

Post  thierry on Mon May 16, 2011 4:10 pm

One of the corals that really had a hard time with the red hair algae in the red sea max was the trumpet coral. The hair algae gets covered every time by a brown layer of grease or something that results in the polyps not opening.


After cleaning as much hair algae from the coral as possible I moved it into the crab part of the 60 liter tank. Hopefully it will pick up there and hopefully some inhabitants will remove the left over red hair algae from the coral.
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Post  thierry on Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:31 am

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