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Frogspawn Purple

Frogspawn Purple

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Frogspawn coral, scientifically known as Euphyllia divisa, is a popular and visually striking large polyp stony (LPS) coral species that belongs to the family Euphylliidae. It is named after its resemblance to the tentacles of a frog or tadpole.

One of the defining features of Frogspawn coral is its distinctive tentacles, which are long, fleshy, and tipped with colorful bulbous tips called "heads" or "balls." These heads come in a variety of vibrant colors, including green, pink, purple, and even fluorescent shades. The tentacles sway gracefully in the water, giving the coral a mesmerizing and captivating appearance.

Frogspawn coral is relatively hardy and can adapt well to a range of lighting conditions. However, it tends to thrive under moderate to high lighting levels, such as metal halides, T5, or LED lighting. It is essential to acclimate the coral gradually to prevent photo-stress. Proper water flow is also crucial to keep the coral healthy and prevent debris accumulation on its delicate tentacles.

Feeding the Frogspawn coral is relatively easy, as it is a photosynthetic coral that obtains a significant portion of its nutrition through the symbiotic relationship with zooxanthellae algae. However, it can also benefit from supplemental feedings of meaty foods, such as brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, or specially formulated coral foods. Target feeding can be done by using a feeding pipette or by broadcasting the food near the coral.

When placing Frogspawn coral in your aquarium, consider its growth and expansion. It is essential to provide adequate space between colonies to prevent them from competing for space or stinging neighboring corals. The coral can be attached to a stable rock or frag plug using epoxy or reef-safe glue.

Maintaining stable water parameters is crucial for the health and growth of Frogspawn coral. It thrives in a reef environment with stable temperature, salinity, and alkalinity levels. Regular water testing and maintenance, including water changes and protein skimming, are essential to ensure optimal water quality.

The vibrant and eye-catching appearance of Frogspawn coral makes it a highly sought-after addition to reef aquariums. Its graceful tentacles, colorful heads, and relatively easy care requirements make it suitable for both beginner and experienced reef keepers. With proper lighting, water flow, and feeding, Frogspawn coral can thrive and become a stunning centerpiece in your reef aquarium, adding a touch of beauty and movement to your underwater world.

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