Torch Coral
Euphyllia glabrescens

The Euphyllia Torch Coral is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral, often referred to as Trumpet Coral or Pom-Pom Coral. It has long and flowing polyps with single rounded tips which are visible throughout the day and night, hiding its branching skeletal base most of the time. It may be brown or green with yellow on the tips of its tentacles. The yellow will sometimes appear to glow under actinic lighting.

Provide plenty of room between the Euphyllia Torch Coral and other sessile animals, since at night, its sweeper tentacles can extend up to several inches from its base and sting other coral species. It is moderately difficult to maintain, but it is a popular coral that will thrive under proper conditions and excellent water quality parameters. Ideally, it needs to have moderate lighting combined with moderate water movement within the aquarium. Its aquatic home will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water for its continued good health. It will also benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of micro-plankton or brine shrimp.

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My Coral


Thank you to Reefer_Nigel for supplying this image.

  Official Recommendations
My Observation/In my tank
Care Level: Moderate
Light: Moderate
Water Flow: Medium
Placement: Bottom
Positioned mine mid-tank
Tank Conditions: 72-78°F
sg 1.023-1.025
pH 8.1-8.4
dKH 8-12
Color Form: Brown, Green, Tan
Temperament: Aggressive
I haven't experienced any aggressive behaviour, its only cm away from other corals, and no issues as of yet.
Ideal Supplements: Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements
I feed filter food & brine shrimp. Every second day.
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Family: Caryophylliidae

My Observations:
This coral took about 3 weeks to acclimatise to my tank, at first it wouldn't extend its polyps more than 1 cm, now it is fully extended. The species I have has short tentacle's, which isn't something I have seen before, they are usually observed to have 5cm - 12cm long tentacle's, not sure why mine is short, but I am happy with it. My particular coral has 2 mouths. I spray a small amount of filter food at the coral, then feed it brine shrimp, the tentacle's grab the food and draw it into the month.

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