Pipe Organ Coral is a soft coral, but is often referred to as a
hard coral because of its red calcareous skeleton. Its common names
may also include Organ Pipe Coral, or Daisy Coral. When its polyps
are open, it is often confused with the star polyps or clove polyps
because of their similar appearance. These corals do have the advantage
over the other similar looking soft corals in that they will not
spread across the rocks and crowd out other species.
Its behavior is peaceful because it lacks sweeper tentacles, and
is safe to place near other peaceful corals. It will require a moderate
to high light level combined with a medium to strong water movement
within the aquarium. It is fragile, however, so it should not be
positioned in currents which could displace or damage it. For continued
good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, iodine,
strontium, and other trace elements to the water.
The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within
its body provides the majority of its nutritional requirements through
photosynthesis. It can also be fed additional food such as phyto
and zooplankton or baby brine shrimp.
My Observation/In my tank
Moderate to High
Iodine, Trace Elements
Coral opened after about 40 mins of being in my tank. Its pretty
new, I will have more observations soon.