The Frogspawn Coral, scientifically known as Euphyllia divisa, is a mesmerizing and popular coral species among reef aquarium enthusiasts. Its distinctive tentacles resemble the extended fingers of a frog, giving it its unique name.
Belonging to the Large Polyp Stony (LPS) coral family, Frogspawn Corals are known for their fleshy polyps that have a textured appearance. These corals come in a variety of colors, including green, brown, pink, and fluorescent variations, adding a vibrant splash of color to any reef tank.
To ensure the optimal health and growth of your Frogspawn Coral, provide it with moderate to high lighting levels and gentle to moderate water movement. Creating a stable environment with consistent water parameters, such as calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium levels, will support its calcification process and overall well-being.
While Frogspawn Corals primarily obtain nutrition through photosynthesis, they can also benefit from regular feedings of planktonic foods or liquid coral supplements. Ensuring a varied diet will promote their growth and enhance their vibrant colors.
When placing a Frogspawn Coral in your aquarium, give it enough space to extend its tentacles without interfering with neighboring corals. Pay attention to its proximity to other corals as Frogspawn Corals can exhibit aggressive behavior towards them.
Regular maintenance, including debris removal and water quality maintenance, is essential for the long-term success of your Frogspawn Coral. By replicating its natural habitat and providing optimal care, you can enjoy the beauty and captivating charm of this exquisite coral species in your reef aquarium.