Lobophyllia Brain Coral - Assorted Color - Lobophyllia species - Open Brain - Carpet Brain Coral - Flat Brain Coral - Flower Coral
Lobophyllia Brain Coral - Lobophyllia species Lobophyllia Brain Coral looks beautiful on the account of its varied shapes, patterns and colors. Lobophyllia Brain Coral is a great coral for even the beginners and all the type of marine aquarists can successfully maintain them in their aquarium. Scientific names:
Lobophyllia Brain Coral is scientifically called Lobophyllia species. Other common names:
Lobophyllia Brain Coral is also commonly called as Lobed Brain Coral, Colored Coral, Carpet Coral, Flat Coral, Open Brain Coral, Meat Coral, Large Flower Coral and Modern Coral. Coral Type:
Lobophyllia Brain Coral is Large Polyp Stony (LPS) Coral. Origin or natural range:
The Lobophyllia species originates from the Indo-Pacific and the South Pacific regions including Tonga, Fiji, Philippines, Solomon Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, the Red Sea and Southern Japan. Size:
The colonies of Lobophyllia Brain Coral can grow to a height of six feet or more. Color:
The Lobophyllia species occur in red, green, orange, grey, tan, purple, yellow, blue and brown colors. Compatibility:
Lobophyllia Brain Coral is semi-aggressive towards the other marine aquarium invertebrates. Habit & Habitat:
- The Lobophyllia species is nocturnal in its habit and extends its sweeper tentacles at night.
- Lobophyllia Brain Coral is found in shallow water region on the slopes of upper reef and on lagoons.
- The Lobophyllia species is hardy.
- As the name suggests, Lobophyllia Brain Coral resembles the appearance of that of a brain. The surface of the Lobophyllia species has convolutions similar to a brain.
- Lobophyllia Brain Coral has large calcareous skeleton which is covered by fleshy polyps.
- The polyps of the Lobophyllia species have numerous sweeper tentacles.
Lobophyllia Brain Coral does propagate asexually through division but does so slowly. Growth enabling environment in your marine aquarium:
- Temperature of water: Seventy-two to seventy-eight degrees Fahrenheit.
- Specific gravity of water: 1.023 to 1.025.
- pH of water: 8.10 to 8.40.
- Water flow in the aquarium: Maintain moderate water current in the marine aquarium hosting Lobophyllia Brain Coral.
- The Lobophyllia species requires moderate to high intensity lighting in the marine aquarium it inhabits.
- High output fluorescent lighting or Metal Halide lighting is recommended for Lobophyllia Brain Coral.
- The color of the Lobophyllia species varies with the intensity of lighting it is exposed to.
- Habit & habitat:
- Place Lobophyllia Brain Coral in low water current region.
- The exposure of the Lobophyllia species to strong water current may hamper the full spread of the coral.
- Keep vacant area of at least six inches around the Lobophyllia Brain Coral.
- Feeding & Nutrition:
- The Lobophyllia species derives its nutrition chiefly through photosynthesis being performed by zooxanthellae, a photosynthetic alga living symbiotically within the coral.
- Lobophyllia Brain Coral is Carnivorous in its feeding habits and filter feeds a few times per week when open.
- The Lobophyllia species feeds upon acellular marine invertebrates, frozen meaty bits of brine shrimp, fish and squid, zooplankton and phytoplankton.
- Add Calcium, Strontium and other trace elements to the water as dietary supplements for Lobophyllia Brain Coral.
- Breeding: The Lobophyllia species should not be propagated in marine aquarium.
The Lobophyllia species is easy to maintain. Caution:
Keep Lobophyllia Brain Coral away from the other members in your marine aquarium as it may sting them, if obstructed while spreading.