Euphyllia ancora

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Hammer Coral
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Hammer Coral
Species Euphyllia ancora
Difficulty Moderate
Required Lighting Medium
Temp. 72-78F
Placement Bottom
Coloration Brown/Green/Tan
pH 8.1-8.4
Specific Gravity 1.023-1.05
Water Hardness Hard
Temperament Aggressive
Water Flow Medium


Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Hammer Coral, Anchor Coral

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Must be placed at least 6" from any other coral as they will get stung by this coral's sweeping tentacles.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Does well with supplemented feedings of brine shrimp and micro-plankton.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a week.

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

This coral is sensitive to water conditions and therefore is not recommended for beginners in marine. It also benefits from the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

At night this coral has long sweeper tentacles that can sting any other corals or animals.

Identification[edit | edit source]

This LPS coral has anchor or hammer shaped tentacles, giving it it's common name. It is available in brown, green or tan in colour, with yellow or lime green tips that will glow under actinic lighting. Some varieties may be branched which makes them look similar to a Torch Coral.

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