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Coral Spotlight | Torch Coral

Discussion in 'LPS (Large Polyp Stoines)' started by mikejrice, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. mikejrice

    mikejrice Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Common names: Torch coral, trumpet coral, pom-pom coral

    Difficulty Level: Torch coral is generally tolerant, but must have stable alkalinity to survive.

    Feeding: Poor feeding response, so must usually be fed with pumps off. Most common foods are small suspension matter including phyto and roti.

    Lighting (Level 5 to 7): Most prefer moderate lighting, but will adapt to varying conditions.

    Water flow: Medium to low flow is a must in preventing damage to fleshy tentacles against rock or skeleton.

    Placement: Torch coral can be very aggressive, so be sure to leave space for it to fully extend its tentacles without touching other corals including other species of euphyllia.

    General: Many times clownfish will host in torch coral like an anemone. Be cautious as not every torch will continue to open fully is harassed by clownfish


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  2. mikejrice

    mikejrice Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    I remember a day when torch used to seem as common and easy to care for as its euphyllia relatives frogspawn and hammer, but that has all changed in my mind. These species are more sensitive than other euphyllias which allows for less captive propogation and therefore less stable strains in captivity. It's pretty common place to find a captive grown colony of hammer or frogspawn, but it's very rare for one of torch to hit the market. Are all of these really coming from the ocean or does someone out there actually grow these captively?

    Because of this, it's been awhile since I've seen a few different color strains all together until this week. Heres a few photos from the strains I got to check out this week at work.

    If you've got the secret to growing torch and have some huge colonies going in secret, let's see them! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    mikejrice Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Torch coral are some of the best looking available in my opinion with awesome motion and usually really nice color. Check out this stunning specimen that I got a hold of recently. This one is a classic green tip, but the density of the colony makes it look really appealing. Almost looks like it just has really huge heads under there. [​IMG]

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    mikejrice Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nice bright tips


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