Common Name: Folded brain coral, crater coral
Scientific Name: Trachyphyllia geoffroyi
Region found: Tonga, Australia
Food/Nutrients- Requires microplankton and micro nutrient supplement such as AquaLife Reef Cafe. Does not require larger foods such as shrimp for feeding and growth.
The Trachyphyllia geoffroyi is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral from the waters around Australia. It has a unique structure that gave it the name from Greek meaning “rough leaf” due to the many folds. This coral is semi-aggressive and can send out sweeper tentacles that will sting other corals that get near it.
The varieties of Trachyphyllia that are available in the hobby has expanded rapidly as the expansion from metal hallide lighting to LED lighting has made reef tanks more accessible and less costly. The deep actinic coloration in these lights produce some stunning colorations that decorate the bottom of the tank.
This LPS coral is often considered a hardy addition to a reef hobbyist looking to further their collection and husbandry.
pH- 8.2- 8.4
Temperature- 72-78 F
These are a few items that can help you succeed with this and many more corals that are available in store. Talk to a sales staff member about your tank and the specific needs of your reef.
AL813 Amino Glow