The Carnation Tree Coral or Dendronephthya Carnation is one
of the most beautiful and peaceful corals, and is also known as the
Cauliflower Soft Coral, or Strawberry Soft Coral. There are over 250
different identified Dendronephthya species. It is found in a
variety of flamboyant colors with red or orange being the most common.
It is normally shipped while attached to a small piece of live rock or
It is extremely difficult to maintain in the reef aquarium, and should be housed in an established reef aquarium, by the more advanced marine aquarist. It requires low lighting combined with medium to strong water movement. It is necessary to have a constant current with an abundance of algal plankton. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of strontium, iodine, and other trace elements to the water.
It does not contain the symbiotic algae
zooxanthellae. Therefore, its diet should include live, baby brine
shrimp, micro-plankton, and other small foods designed for filter
feeding invertebrates, in order to survive in the reef aquarium. These
foods must be available almost constantly. Again, only expert aquarists
should attempt to keep this coral.
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