Green Eyed Cup Coral - Mycedium species - Elephant Nose Coral - Peacock Coral
Green Eyed Cup Coral - Mycedium species Green Eyed Cup Coral with its varied shapes and color patterns is a great addition to your marine aquarium. Green Eyed Cup Coral is a good coral for experienced aquarists with already established reef aquariums. Scientific names:
The scientific name of Green Eyed Cup Coral is Mycedium species. One of the specific scientific names of Green Eyed Cup Coral is Mycedium elephantotus. Other common names:
Green Eyed Cup Coral is also commonly called as Plate Coral, Peacock Coral, Mycedium Coral and Elephant Nose Coral. Coral Type:
Green Eyed Cup Coral is a Large Polyp Stony (LPS) Coral. Origin or natural range:
The Mycedium species originates in the Indian Ocean, the Central Pacific Ocean and the Red Sea in Fiji Island. Size:
Green Eyed Cup Coral generally measures around two to three meters. Color:
The Mycedium species is found in the variations of blue, green, grey, brown, purple and pink colors. Compatibility:
Green Eyed Cup Coral is non-aggressive towards the other marine aquarium invertebrates. Habit & Habitat:
- The Mycedium species is nocturnal in habit and therefore spreads its sweeper tentacles and expands its polyps at night.
- Green Eyed Cup Coral is obtained from those shallow areas to deeper regions of the marine water bodies where the coral is not directly exposed to strong waves.
- The Mycedium species is quite hardy.
- Green Eyed Cup Coral is generally shaped like a flat fan measuring two to three meters approximately.
- A polyp of the Mycedium species is round in shape with raised skeleton bordering the polyp.
- A polyp of Green Eyed Cup Coral measures one-eighth of an inch in diameter when new and measures over half inch in diameter when mature. In the wilder colonies of Green Eyed Cup Coral, the diameter of a polyp may measure over six feet.
- The Mycedium species has sweeper tentacles.
- The appearance of Green Eyed Cup Coral may vary owing to its environmental conditions.
- Growth enabling environment in your marine aquarium:
- Temperature of water: Sixty-eight to seventy-eight degrees Fahrenheit.
- Specific gravity of water: 1.020 to 1.025.
- pH of water: 8.20 to 8.50.
- Water flow in the aquarium: Green Eyed Cup Coral requires strong water current in the marine aquarium it inhabits.
- Illumination: The Mycedium species needs high intensity lighting in the marine aquarium hosting it.
- Habit & habitat:
- Green Eyed Cup Coral grows easily and rapidly to a considerably large size if the reef environment is amenable for the coral.
- Place the Mycedium species at the middle of your marine aquarium on a Live Rock.
- Give ample space to Green Eyed Cup Coral to expand completely in your marine aquarium.
- Keep the Mycedium species at a distance of at least seven centimeters from the other corals as it may damage the tissues of the other corals.
- Feeding & Nutrition:
- Green Eyed Cup Coral derives its nutrition mainly through photosynthesis which is performed by zooxanthellae, a photosynthetic alga living symbiotically within the coral.
- The Mycedium species is Carnivorous in its feeding habit and filter feeds at least weekly.
- Green Eyed Cup Coral feeds upon meaty bits, acellular marine invertebrates, brine shrimp, zooplankton and phytoplankton.
- Add Calcium and trace elements in the water as dietary supplements for the Mycedium species.
- Ammonium and Nitrites level in the marine aquarium water should be maintained at zero.
- The level of Nitrates in the marine aquarium water should be greater than 0.20 PPM.
- Green Eyed Cup Coral requires moderate care.
- Keep the Mycedium species away from the other stinging corals in your marine aquarium as they may sting it.
Keep the other corals at a distance of around seven centimeters from Green Eyed Cup Coral, for it may damage them.