Frogspawn Coral Care: Placement, Feeding, Fragging (2022)

Anyone who admires an active, colorful reef tank takes note of the different coral structures.

And you’ve probably seen one that resembles a sea anemone, either extending branches into the current or covering a back wall. That stunner is frogspawn coral (Euphyllia spp.).

Aquarists prize frogspawn coral for their two-tone color schemes, relatively easy management, and the constant view of their polyps.

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Where other coral species retract polyps at some point of the day, frogspawns remain visible all the time (provided conditions remain optimal, anyway).

As large polyp stony (LPS) corals go, they don’t present many challenges in terms of care.

You need to pay attention to their particular quirks if you want to see the colony thrive, of course, but a beginner can tackle adding this coral to their tank – with a bit of homework.

At a Glance

  • Tank Size: 50 gallons (189 l)
  • Temperature: 72-78F (22-25.5C)
  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • Hardness: 8-12 dH
  • Specific Gravity: 1.022-1.025
  • Ammonia: 0 ppm
  • Nitrite: 0 ppm
  • Nitrate: 1-10 ppm
  • Calcium: 350-450 ppm
  • Magnesium: 1200-1350 ppm
  • Phosphorous: 0 ppm
  • Lighting: Moderate
  • Water Flow: Moderate
  • Size:Up to 10 inches (25 cm) wide

In this article

  • Appearance
  • In the Wild
  • Caring for Frogspawn Coral
  • Frogspawn Coral Tank Mates
  • Feeding Frogspawn Coral
  • Frogspawn Coral Reproduction
  • Propagation and Fragging of Frogspawn Coral
  • Frogspawn Coral Health
  • Frogspawn Coral: Are They For You?
  • Branching Off the Wall

Appearance

Frogspawn corals get their name from the shape the clusters of polyps form.

The round lobes look like a mass of frog eggs. And as the tips of the tentacles differ from the base (usually coming in a brighter shade), they create a stunning display.

Frogspawn’s the most common name you see these LPS corals listed under, but they also appear under grape coral, honey coral, octopus coral, and wall coral.

Frogspawn corals come in a variety of colors – some easier to track down than others.

The brighter the ends of the polyps, the more neon their appearance under lower lighting schemes.

Combine it with waving tentacles in the current, and they put people in mind of sea anemones.

Types of Frogspawn Coral

You’ll find two species of frogspawn coral: branching (Euphyllia paradivisa) and wall (Euphyllia divisa).

Of course, aquarists have also hybridized the species, creating unique colors and formations between the two.

1. Branching Frogspawn (Euphyllia paradivisa)

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Branching frogspawn shows up the most in the hobby. You can pick them out by looking at the base of the coral.

Every polyp will emerge from its own skeleton. They grow FAST, maturing within a few months and expanding throughout a tank.

2. Wall Frogspawn Polyps (Euphyllia divisa)

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In contrast, wall frogspawn polyps share the calcium carbonate base. They don’t expand as wildly, nor do they grow as quickly.

Instead, they spread in a single direction (hence, the name “wall”). They’re a little trickier to care for, and you won’t find them as often.

In the Wild

Divers and snorkelers often come across them in Fiji, the Great Barrier Reef, the Ryukyu Islands, the Solomon Islands, and Tonga.

(Video) Frogspawn Coral Care Tips

They build colonies of average size (compared to other LPS corals).

You won’t see frogspawns on sandy substrates. They prefer rockier slopes, anywhere between 120-140 feet (36-42 m) down.

If the water’s muddy with a touch of “muck?” They don’t mind. The organic matter provides the nutrients they feed on.

The currents in the area rank as mild, carrying additional food particles to those waiting tentacles.

And while you often spot them in bright sunlight, they’re down far enough to avoid the worst of the direct rays.

Caring for Frogspawn Coral

Frogspawn corals work nicely if you’re looking for an LPS coral to introduce you to the group.

While not precisely “easy,” they aren’t challenging to manage, either.

As long as you take your time and pay attention to their needs, you shouldn’t struggle to keep them healthy.

Tank Size

Due to the growth rate of frogspawns (even the slower wall varieties), you don’t want to go any smaller than 50 gallons (189 l).

Any tinier of a tank will prevent your coral from “stretching” and reaching its full potential. And if you plan to add other corals? It could spell disaster.

Water Conditions

The standard water conditions for a saltwater aquarium will work nicely for frogspawn corals, regardless of the variety you choose.

As their natural environment isn’t pristine, you DO have some wiggle room with your water quality – but don’t go overboard.

You still want to set up a schedule for partial water changes.

You can decide to work with a 5% change every week, a 10-15% change every other week, or a 20-25% change every month. As long as your water quality remains healthy, the choice is yours.

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Frogspawn corals also need additional nutrients. In particular, you need to stay on top of your calcium and magnesium.

Without calcium, corals can’t grow. So you want to keep your levels around 350-450 ppm. Magnesium balances calcium, so you want that level at 1200-1350 ppm.

And then you have trace elements you can consider, such as strontium.

Frogspawn corals enjoy a strontium level around 8-10 ppm. Those routine water changes will help you maintain that level without too much trouble.

Or you can work on dosing your tank. Dosing pumps loaded with ESV B-Ionic work well (especially if you’re new to reef tanks).

You need to test your water afterward and before the next dose to check your element levels and adjust things, but your corals will appreciate it.

Lighting

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Frogspawn corals appreciate – and need – a healthy light source. Without it, they’ll fail to survive and grow.

You don’t need to go overboard with your lighting, though. Unlike some LPS corals out there, frogspawns appreciate a little “filtering.”

Moderate lighting (50-150 PAR) works fine. Though, really, you want to ask about the light levels your coral frags came from.

A sudden light change will lead to stress and damage. And you CAN’T reverse the effect.

If you already have low lights in your tank, don’t despair or rush out to buy something new.

All you need to do is move your frogspawn corals a little higher in the tank. On the flip side, if your light’s PAR is too high, drop them lower.

DON’T use metal halides for frogspawn corals. They produce too much heat.

When kept under these lights, the corals will bleach or expel their zooxanthellae (the symbiotic algae in their cells). That kind of stress and damage is irreparable.

Water Flow

Similar to lighting, frogspawn corals appreciate a “middle of the road” approach to their water flow.

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Setting yourwavemaker to a moderate level will allow those ever-present polyps to sway in the current and remain an active part of your tank.

If the water flow is too low, the polyps draw in extra water to compensate.

They need as much surface area as possible to maximize their feeding. This results in a loss of the color you found so appealing when you purchased that coral frag.

On the flip side, if water flow goes too high, the polyps can suffer damage.To protect itself, the coral will retract its tentacles.

That means a decrease in nutrient intake, which will slow down the growth of the coral. (Or, worse, polyps may get torn by the current!)

Placement

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Once you know where the “Goldilocks” zones are within your tank, you need to consider the surrounding real estate for your frogspawn coral.

As with many LPS corals, they possess sweeper tentacles. And if you’re not careful? Improper placement can lead to coral warfare.

Frogspawns possess sweeper tentacles up to six inches (15 cm) longer than their base.

At the end of each tip are nematocysts (stinging cells) capable of damaging the tissues of other corals.

If you want to keep all of your corals safe, leave a 6-8 inch (15-20 cm) buffer zone.

The exception is if you have other Euphyllia species, such as anchor or hammer corals (we’ll address torch corals in a moment).

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Coming from the same genus, these corals are immune to the frogspawn’s sweeper tentacles.

Finally, you don’t want to place frogspawn corals on sandy substrate.

They don’t anchor in sand in the wild, and they can collapse over the sides of their base.

This can lead to injuries to the tentacles, inviting severe health problems (that explanation will come in a minute).

The species grow along vertical surfaces in their natural habitats.

If you want to see the best growth (and health), place your frag at an angle.Even if you have a branching variety, this will yield the most success.

Frogspawn Coral Tank Mates

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Corals look their best as a backdrop for a vibrant, engaging reef community.

And frogspawn corals are no exception. The polyps remain visible throughout the day and night, allowing you to craft the perfect display tank.

As long as you choose reef-safe species, your frogspawns should thrive and establish healthy colonies.

The polyps can even protect certain fish and invertebrates, knocking aside the sweeper tentacles of more aggressive corals. These species make safe tank mates:

  • Anthias
  • Blennies
  • Cardinalfish
  • Damselfish
  • Gobies
  • Mushroom corals
  • Ricordea corals
  • Sea anemones
  • Tangs
  • Wrasses.

On the other hand, you’ll find plenty of fish and invertebrates that find those round polyps too inviting to resist.

Whether they attempt to feed on the tentacles or decide the coral makes a perfect home, the damage wrought can lead to injury and infections. So avoid:

  • Angelfish
  • Butterflyfish
  • Clownfish
  • Emerald crabs
  • Groupers
  • Hermit crabs
  • Parrotfish
  • Puffers
  • Triggerfish.

And even though they’re both Euphyllia species, you don’t want to allow torch and frogspawn corals to get too close.

Torch corals are one step higher on the aggressive ladder, and they’ll end up outcompeting your frogspawns for space.

Feeding Frogspawn Coral

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Frogspawn corals – as with other LPS corals – contain symbiotic zooxanthellae.

The algae undergo photosynthesis (hence the need for proper lighting conditions) and provide glucose (sugar) to the coral in return for a place to live.

However, the zooxanthellae don’t provide all of the nutritional needs for the coral.

As a result, they extend those polyps into the current to trap and ingest zooplankton from the current.

And if you want your corals to remain healthy? You’ll want to supplement them with food.

Frogspawn corals are relatively unique in their habit of keeping their polyps visible 24/7.During the day, the polyps extend to their full extent. At night, they retract part-way into the base.

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But there’s still enough tentacle drifting in the flow to capture nutrients.

Once a week, you’ll want to target-feed or spot-feed your frogspawns.

Offering the morsels directly to the coral prevents fish and other invertebrates from stealing the meal first. You can do this with specialized devices designed precisely for feeding corals:

Types of Food

Frogspawn corals can get picky about the foods they’ll accept.

You might even see your coral spit the offering out. If so, attempt a different option the next time.

Or you may only need to cut the food into a smaller portion to make it easier for the polyp to eat.

Some aquarists insist their frogspawns enjoy commercial pellets. And Sustainable Aquatics Hatchery Diet appears to work nicely (when it DOES work). You can also stick with the more common Reef Roids.

If you choose to go with whole foods, cut up the pieces to suit the size of your frogspawn coral.

Anything too large will end up perceived as a threat, and the polyp will retract. And thaw any frozen foods BEFORE you feed them:

  • Enriched brine shrimp
  • Copepods
  • Daphnia
  • Krill
  • Mysis shrimp.

Frogspawn Coral Reproduction

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Frogspawn coral contains female and male gametes within the same animal.

However, they can also reproduce asexually in addition to sexual reproduction. And both of these processes go to work to grow your colonies.

Sexual reproduction doesn’t work as effectively in a tank. The gametes release from the reproductive glands simultaneously.

The fertilized egg then hatches to release a free-swimming planula larva – which usually ends up eaten before it can settle to the substrate and form a polyp.

Instead, you usually see budding. Frogspawn corals can detach groups of polyps, complete with a skeleton base.

Or they may section off a tentacle. The polyps and tentacles will then attach to a proper substrate and form a new colony.

Or you can see polyp bailout (though you don’t want to). When unfavorable environments show up, the coral undergoes apoptosis (programmed cell death).

It’s a coordinated way to cut healthy tissue away and attempt to find healthier waters.

Propagation and Fragging of Frogspawn Coral

If you want to frag your frogspawn coral, you need to first look at the variety you have.

Branching frogspawns are easier to manage and tolerate fragging better than wall varieties.

But if you’re patient (and determined), you can propagate either one.

For branching frogspawn corals, you’ll need a healthy specimen. This means solid color, plenty of visible polyps, and no damage to the colony.

Then you need a SHARP saw, your frag plug (or piece of rock), aquarium adhesive, and an iodine solution.

  1. Submerge your frag plugs in water for a few minutes. This will eliminate any air bubbles trapped in the ceramic and prevent them from floating.
  2. Using your saw, remove a few inches from your frogspawn coral.
  3. Treat the frag with your iodine solution to prevent any infections.
  4. Glue the frag to the plug (or rock). Don’t allow any exposed slime to come in contact with any of your other corals.
  5. Place the plug in the same water flow and lighting conditions as the parent colony. (Respect that buffer zone)
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You don’t need different tools for wall frogspawn corals, but you might want a better saw.

As you need to cut through a thicker section of coral, you don’t want to cause excess damage due to a dull blade.

  1. Choose the section of the coral you want to cut.
  2. Divide the wall, cutting through the base with the saw.
  3. Dip the coral frag in your iodine solution to prevent infection.
  4. Set the frag in a low-stress area, complete with the water flow and lighting conditions you have for the parent colony.
  5. Monitor the frag while it heals.
  6. Once it begins to grow, move the frag to its new home in your tank.

Anticipated Growth Rates

Out of the Euphyllia species, frogspawn corals come out on top in terms of growth rates.

But it depends on the variety you happen to have as to how fast you can expect your frags to take off once they heal.

Dense bases – such as the wall frogspawns – require longer to form their skeletons.

You’ll probably only see around ten new polyp clusters a year. And each group needs to grow in size before they start a new one.

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As for the branching varieties, they aren’t as dense in the skeleton department.You’ll see a more rapid growth rate there.

It’s reasonable to expect up to 30 (or more) new clusters in a year. Again, it depends on your specific type, but it’s why they’re MUCH easier to frag and propagate.

Frogspawn Coral Health

While frogspawn corals don’t require specialized, expert care, you must follow their specific guidelines.

If you don’t, you may find yourself struggling with common health concerns that can spell the end of your colony.

Acoel Worms

Acoel worms, or brown flatworms, often show up in tanks with excessive nutrient levels.

They LOVE the polyps of frogspawn corals, attaching to the tentacles and blocking the light. In no time, the coral ends up depleted of the nutrients provided by their zooxanthellae.

Keeping your tank clean and free of excess protein will prevent these nuisances (not to mention a thorough quarantine period).

You can also use the blue velvet nudibranch (Chelidonura varians) or wrasses for pest control.

If you already have an infestation, prepare a dip for your frogspawn corals.

Set up DECHLORINATED freshwater with the same pH and temperature as your tank. Then dip your coral into the water for 5-10 seconds. The flatworm’s too sensitive to saline changes to survive.

Brown Jelly Infections

Brown jelly infections are another plague for frogspawn corals.

Whenever an injury occurs to polyps (say, from exuberant clownfish nesting in the tentacles) or water quality deteriorates, infection moves in. Then the polyps turn to a disgusting brown jelly.

If the infection doesn’t receive treatment, it can spread to the entire colony. And it doesn’t take long to kill your coral.

As soon as you see a jelly-like brown substance on your coral, you need to act fast to save what you can.

Setting up a quarantine tank is your first step. Then you need to remove the coral from the tank and suction off the jelly.

Scrub any “sick” polyps while you’re at it. Before you add the frogspawn to quarantine, put it in an iodine dip of 15ppt.

Unfortunately, this treatment may not work. Many people recommend amputating the infected portion of the colony.

And you need to go into healthy tissue to ensure you don’t leave any pathogens behind. Then you need to monitor the coral in quarantine for recovery.

Frogspawn Coral: Are They For You?

Depending on the size of your frag, the variety you’re considering, and available colors, you can find frogspawn colors for anywhere from $50-$200.

As you go into the brighter (and more neon) color palettes, they get more expensive.

But since these particular LPS corals won’t break your bank in terms of a reef tank setup, they’re not unreasonable choices.

And their rapid growth (if you go for a branching variety, anyway) means you’ll have a healthy colony in no time.

Branching Off the Wall

With polyps waving in the current at every hour of the day and night, frogspawn corals rank at the top for popularity.

They need some respect with placement, but they’re moderate in their lighting, water flow, and management needs. And that makes them all the more appealing.

Do you have frogspawn corals? Are they branching or wall?

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FAQs

Frogspawn Coral Care: Placement, Feeding, Fragging? ›

Frogspawn coral placement is a very important piece of the puzzle when it comes to providing good care. In general, you want to try and place it in the middle or top areas of the tank with a good 6-8 inch buffer between it and other coral.

How do you frag branching Frogspawn? ›

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How much flow does a Frogspawn coral need? ›

Generally if the turnover rate is around 20-30 times the size of your tank, measured in gallons per hour, it will be fine for LPS corals I think. It's the SPS that really need high flow and are pickier about flow. If you're pumping out around 350 gallons of water per hour you should be good to go.

Where should I put my Frogspawn? ›

If you have strong reef lighting, the best placement is typically towards the bottom of the tank, on or near the substrate, and off to the side or outer perimeter of the aquarium light.

How much light do Frogspawn corals need? ›

Lighting for Frogspawn Coral

Frogspawn actually prefer low to moderate lighting conditions; 50-100 PAR is plenty for them to thrive. Higher light levels may bring out a bit more color.

Can you frag Frogspawn? ›

Fragging frogspawn with a dremel - YouTube

Do Frogspawn coral need to be fed? ›

Feeding frogspawn coral in a home aquarium setting is full of options. In their natural habitat, this coral gets its nutrients from organic matter and food particles that get caught. It also utilizes algae as another great source of nutrition. Feeding is a little simpler in captivity.

What does healthy Frogspawn look like? ›

Frog spawn is laid on shallow shelf areas as lumps about the size of a tennis ball. Each lump will swell to grapefruit size as it matures and will float to the water surface. They will merge to look like one jelly mat.

How fast do Frogspawn corals grow? ›

The growth rate of frogspawn coral depends on the variety you have in your aquarium, and another factor on which it depends is how you care for them. It is fast-growing coral that can grow completely in around six months. So if you want your frog spawn to grow faster, you need to care for them for about six months.

How long does it take for a Frogspawn coral to open? ›

My hammer and frogspawn both took a week before they puffed up all the way. Even now some days a head or two will not open fully for a day at a time. Thats seems to be a hammer coral. Give it time and it will open up.

How do you feed Frogspawn? ›

The youngsters will graze on algae on the tank and stones. After a couple of weeks, you can give them two or three rabbit pellets or a lettuce leaf (boiled for five minutes and cooled). Feed every three or four days, waiting until all the food is consumed, otherwise it will make the water cloudy.

Does Frogspawn need to be in water? ›

Unpolluted pond water or rain water are ideal for frog spawn. Do not put frog spawn into tap water unless it has been allowed to stand for about three days. The water should be changed at least twice a week to avoid contamination.

How long does it take for Frogspawn to hatch? ›

How long does it take frogspawn to hatch? It takes around three weeks for young tadpoles to emerge.

Do you feed Euphyllia? ›

Like many other LPS coral, Euphyllia coral will thrive best when fed. These coral especially enjoy meaty foods such as mysis shrimp, though they will also eat coral food such as Reef Roids. Even though feeding euphyllia will help them grow and thrive, it is not necessary for success keeping these coral.

Can torch coral and Frogspawn touch? ›

That's the glory of euphillia's, they can all touch within each other, hammers, torches and frogspawns are completely compatible with one another. just keep them away from other types if you can.

Is Frogspawn a Euphyllia? ›

Euphyllia like Frogspawn corals are found all over the tropical waters of the Pacific. In particular, they are regularly harvested from the islands of the Indo-Pacific including Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef. Hammers, Torches, and Frogspawn (Euphyllia sp.)

How much flow does a hammer coral need? ›

Moderate flow is the key. Think goldie locks and the three bears. Not too much, not too little, but just right. The polyps should sway in the current, but not sustain so much pressure they are constantly bent over their skeleton.

How long does it take for Frogspawn to hatch? ›

How long does it take frogspawn to hatch? It takes around three weeks for young tadpoles to emerge.

What's the difference between Frogspawn and Octospawn? ›

The difference between these two corals is the vesicles at the ends of their tentacles. Frogspawn Corals have split elongated cluster-type vesicles that resemble Frog eggs, which gives them their name. Octospawn, on the other hand, exhibit compact-clustered vesicles of eight at their tentacle ends.

What is the easiest coral to keep? ›

Here are some of the different types of coral for reef tanks that are great for beginners:
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Frogspawn Coral (Euphyllia divisa) is a large polyp stony coral and is one of the most popular options in saltwater reef aquariums. The most important…

Frogspawn Coral is a large polyp stony coral.. In some cases, Frogspawn Coral is sometimes known as grape coral, honey coral, wall coral, or octopus coral.. Caring for Frogspawn Coral requires a bit of research, but if you carefully plan, you shouldn’t have any trouble adding this gorgeous large polyp stony coral to your tank.. You also need to be sure that you don’t place your Frogspawn Coral too close to any other coral in your tank; they won’t get along very well, and one, if not both, will suffer.. Water flow is vital in any aquarium setting, but it is even more critical when you’re housing large polyp stony coral such as Frogspawn Coral.. Placement in a tank is a crucial decision that one has to make when adding a large polyp stony coral to their tank, which is especially true of the Frogspawn Coral.. Fragging Frogspawn Coral can be dangerous to the coral, depending on the type of Frogspawn Coral you have.

In this article, I share crucial information about frogspawn coral. Water quality, lightning, biggest threats dealing with frogspawn, fragging, etc. This in-depth guide is created for beginners to become frogspawn professionals. Basic Information Scientific name: Euphyllia

Scientific name: Euphyllia divisa Common name: Frogspawn Сoral Type of Coral: LPS Average size: up to 10 inches in width Optimal Spacing: 8 to 10 inches Сomplexity: ModerateFurther, I speak about water and light parameters to keep the frogspawn coral (exact numbers), compatibility with other species, placement in the tank, and the best way to frag the coral.. Frogspawn corals are very fleshy and display a great deal of motion similar to soft corals.. Wall frogspawn corals have a skeletal structure while branching corals have a tree-like structure with a couple of “heads” Both have long tentacles that are capable of doubling or even tripling in length if necessary (e.g., to grab food or attack the enemy).. Frogspawn coral thrives with calcium levels of 390ppm to 460 ppm depending on other parameters.. Stick with 420 to 460 ppm for Frogspawn corals.. You want to keep the pH level around 8.2 for frogspawn corals.. Frogspawn Coral requires low to medium water flow and a temperature of about 78 degrees Fahrenheit.. Therefore, moderate or even intense light is excellent for frogspawn coral.. Poor quality of water is the most common reason for bleaching (excessive stress causes the coral to expel the algae, resulting in loss of color) To avoid that, consider weekly water changes, and supplies such as calcium.. Such as compatibility and fragging of the frogspawn corals.. Frogspawn corals are not pushovers as some corals may be.. Frogspawn corals have one of 2 distinctive growth patterns: branching or wall.. Frogspawn corals take all the required energy via algae living inside the coral.. If you have other corals that have to be fed, then it’s okay to feed frogspawn as well.. You can also drop the food on the coral but that’s not preferable Watch the fish, as they may steal coral’s food

Learn everything you need to know about caring for your frogspawn coral in a reef tank including light, water flow, feeding habits and more!

Scientific Name Euphyllia divisa (wall) and Euphyllia paradivisa (branching) Common Names Frogspawn coral, less commonly known as the wall coral, octopus coral, grape coral, or honey coral Family Euphylliidae Origin Indo-Pacific, mainly around Australia and Southeast Asia Common Colors Greens, Purples/Pinks, Browns, Oranges/Yellows Care Level Moderate Temperament Semi-aggressive Lighting Moderate (50-150 PAR) Tank Placement Bottom, Middle Flow Rate Moderate Temperature Range 76-82 degrees F pH Range 8.0 – 8.4 Salinity 1.025 or 35 PPT Alkalinity 8 – 12 dKH Calcium Level 350 – 450 PPM Magnesium Level 1250 – 1350 PPM Propagation Cutting/Fragging Frogspawn coral can be found in large colonies around reef structures of Southeast Asia and Australia.. Because of this, there is usually some space between frogspawn coral and the next coral species on the reef.. The frogspawn coral is one of the most popular types of large-polyp stony coral (LPS) not only because of its easy care but also because of the flowing movement it can provide in a display.. As mentioned before, frogspawn coral looks like a bunch of frog eggs; these corals have many tentacles with different-colored tips along them.. Frogspawn coral is often used as a centerpiece coral in the reef aquarium.. Frogspawn coral should also not be placed next to other corals due to their sweeper tentacles.. This is true for all coral species except for other frogspawns and hammer corals ( Euphyllia ancora , Euphyllia parancora , etc.).. Frogspawn coral is very easy to keep and one of the best LPS coral species for beginner enthusiasts.. Since the frogspawn coral tends to be the first LPS coral for many, it is our introduction to reef aquarium water parameters.. As with any coral, frogspawn coral does best in stable conditions.. Dosing Dosing is not necessary for frogspawns unless the tank is filled with many LPS corals and small-polyp stony corals (SPS) that quickly deplete reef elements; if you have large colonies of Euphyllia , you may also want to consider dosing alkalinity, calcium, and other trace elements for healthy skeleton growth.. If your coral does accept the food, then your fish and invertebrates will also most likely steal it before the frogspawn has the chance to move the food into its mouth; either that or your coral will spit it out entirely!. If really wanting to feed your frogspawn coral, then it is best to broadcast feed brine shrimp, zooplankton, and coral foods, like Reef Roids.. Remove the coral from the tank and use the instrument to cut underneath the flesh of the frogspawn coral and before the branch.. In reef tanks setup for LPS corals, they can be placed near the top of the water flow is lower and on the bottom and away from other corals in a mostly SPS coral configuration.

If you ever spot a large polyp stony (LPS) coral that put you in mind of peppermint, you encountered the candy cane coral (Caulastraea furcata). The striped patterns stand out in any reef tank, drawing the eye and reminding people of their favorite minty treat. Candy cane corals also sport a fluted shape, giving rise...

Candy cane corals are one of the fastest-growing species out there.. And the species tolerates placement in ANY size of tank.. When it comes to water flow, candy cane corals are flexible.. It’ll encourage them to bud, and it’ll provide you with the best coloration for the corals.. Candy cane corals usually start around $30-$60.. Keep in mind that even the more “common” shades of candy cane will fluoresce neon under moon lighting.. Do you have candy cane corals?

Euphyllia divisa, better known as the Frogspawn coral is one of the most popular large polyp stony (LPS) coral in the reef hobby alongside its…

Euphyllia divisa, better known as the Frogspawn coral is one of the most popular large polyp stony (LPS) coral in the reef hobby alongside its sibling species, Hammer coral (Euphyllia ancora) and Torch coral (Euphyllia glabrescens) .. NameFrogspawn coralsScientific Name Euphyllia divisa Tank size (minimum) 30 gallons (~120 liters) Keeping Easy Propagation Easy to moderate Lighting Moderate Water flow Moderate Optimal Temperature 24 – 28°C (~76°F – 83°F) Optimal Salinity SG = 1.023 – 1.025 Optimal PH 8.1 – 8.4 Optimal KH 8 – 12 Nitrate Less than 20 ppm Feeding Photosynthetic Tank placement Bottom to Middle Growth Rate Slow to moderate Toxicity Yes Invasive No Temper Semi-aggressive Color Form Brown to tan, green to yellow-green and blue (rare), with cream, pink, lavender or white visible tips at the end of the tentacles Frogspawn coral is a large polyp stony coral that belongs to Euphylliidae, a family of zooxanthellate scleractinans.. Some colonies are capable of reaching up to 1 meter (3 ft) in size.. Like Euphyllia divisa, it has very long tentacles ending with multiple tipped branches, this variety has a branching/phaceloid skeleton.. Metal halides might seem like a good option, but this light source gives off too much heat that is capable of damaging the corals’ tissues.. If the light cannot reach their branches, they often stop growing and their head do not sprout at all.. light intensity, water flow and proper spacing to curb aggression.. Place other corals at least 6 inches away from Euphyllia divisa.. An exception to this rule is with other similar Euphyllia species like the Hammer corals, as they will not be harmed by the sweeper tentacles of the Frogspawn coral.. Note : Even though Torch corals Frogspawn corals are different species of the same genus.. Brown jelly disease is caused by poor water quality or tissue damage, it can lead to rapid tissue necrosis and it is capable of spreading to other corals in the tank.. Afterward, treat the sick colony in a freshwater or iodine dip (15ppt), then place the colony in a quarantine tank till it recovers before transferring to the main tank.. Before doing that, ensure that the water has a similar pH and temperature as the aquarium water, this is to reduce the amount of stress on the colony.. Tip #2: Treat the new frags with an iodine solution (for example, Lugol’s solution) to prevent them from contracting diseases, then you can attach them to a live rock before placing them back into the tank.. Frogspawn corals make for a great addition to reef aquariums.

Are you interested in keeping the Frogspawn coral in a saltwater aquarium, but aren’t sure if it is hard to keep, where to put it, or how quickly it will even grow? Let’s dive right into some tips about Frogspawn coral care, and answer some of your questions.Table of contents:Frogspawn coral careVar...

The key to successful Frogspawn coral care in a saltwater aquarium is to provide the coral with aquarium conditions that will help it thrive.. Water chemistry needed for Frogspawn coral care In order to provide adequate Frogspawn coral care, you have to create and maintain stable reef tank water parameters.. Proper placement for Frogspawn coral care provides sufficient water flow and light In the ocean, water currents, waves, and tides bring oxygen, food, and nutrients to all coral types, while sweeping away waste.. Water flow The ideal Frogspawn coral placement is going to have moderate water flow--too much flow and the coral polyps will retract (and might get damaged or tear).. Another important element of the ideal coral placement is to ensure adequate space between your Frogspawn coral and other corals in the aquarium.. If you want to properly care for this and other corals, you should place all other corals at least 6 inches away from the Frogspawn at any given time…that means when you newly place the frag in your tank…one year down the road and 3 years down the road, too, when all the corals are growing together.. Euphyllia is the genus that contains Hammer corals and Torch corals, and the other species of Frogspawn coral, named Euphyllia divisia .

Have triple-tipped tentacles, which stay open all the time, resembling several hundred frog eggs. It is a large polyp stony coral (LPS) and is one of the most notable species in the hobby, mainly because of its balance with the flow of water. Frogspawn Coral is related in growth and care needs to its Euphyllia cousins, the Torch and Hammer coral. See below for care tips for this coral.

Frogspawn corals are one of several types of large polyp stone corals.. Euphyllia divisa, also called Frogspawn coral, is the most popular large polyp stony (LPS) coral in the reef hobby.. Additionally, it would be best not to put the frogspawn coral beside other corals because of its sweeper tentacles.. There is sometimes space between frogspawn coral and the next coral on the coral reef.. Frogspawn coral is a species of coral found in a variety of reef regions in Asia and Australia.

Euphyllia divisa, lepiej znana jako Frogspawn coral jest jednym z najbardziej popularnych koralowców typu large polyp stony (LPS) w rafowym hobby obok jej rodzeństwa, Hammer coral (Euphyllia ancora) i Torch coral (Euphyllia glabrescens).Nazwa Frogspawn została ukuta od jego atrakcyjnych wielopalczastych macek, które mają uderzające podobieństwo do masy żabich jaj. Ten gatunek koralowca jest odporny, pół-agresywny...

Euphyllia divisa, lepiej znana jako Frogspawn coral jest jednym z najbardziej popularnych koralowców typu large polyp stony (LPS) w rafowym hobby obok jej rodzeństwa, Hammer coral (Euphyllia ancora) i Torch coral (Euphyllia glabrescens).. Koral Frogspawn może być również określany jako Octopus coral, Grape coral, Honey coral i Wall coral, i jest spokrewniony z innymi znanymi koralami LPS, a mianowicie: Torch coral i Hammer coral.. Niektóre kolonie są w stanie osiągnąć do 1 metra (3 stóp) wielkości.. Dlatego powinny być odpowiednio oddalone od innych koralowców w akwarium.. Minimalny rozmiar zbiornika dla korali Frogspawn to 20 galonów (80 L).. Przepływ wody powinien być umiarkowany, nie za słaby lub silny.. Umieść inne korale w odległości co najmniej 6 cali od Euphyllia divisa.. Korale Torch mogą być zbyt agresywne w stosunku do korali Frogspawn.. Typ rozgałęziony jest o wiele bardziej podatny na ten proces.. Nie, nie jest.. Clownfish mogą przypadkowo uszkodzić korale Frogspawn, które mogą powodować infekcje, takie jak brązowa galareta.

12+ articles for frogspawn coral growth rate Specifically and simply I have had so much success dosing my hammer tank with calcium dosing that its become a. Normally you want to add 5ppm every other day. This coral has a decent growth rate and needs some space to stretch. See also coral and frogspawn coral growth rate These are stony corals with puffy meaty parts.

Frogspawn Coral Care Sheet Euphyllia Divisa The Plete Guide Frogspawn Coral Growth Rate Fish Superclass Petromyzontomorphi Number of views: 309+ times Uploaded date: February 2019 Open Frogspawn Coral Care Sheet Euphyllia Divisa The Plete Guide. This LPS coral species the torch coral has long flowing fleshy polyps that extend from a calcified stony base.. Frogspawn Coral Care Guide Salt Tank Report Frogspawn Coral Growth Rate Fish Class Chondrichthyes Number of views: 289+ times Uploaded date: October 2016 Open Frogspawn Coral Care Guide Salt Tank Report. Frogspawn Coral Care Placement Feeding Fragging Guide Frogspawn coral thrives with calcium levels of 390ppm to 460 ppm depending on other parameters.. Consistent appropriate levels of dkh and calcium is key along with consistent good parameters and water chemistry.. Frogspawn Coral Care Placement Feeding Fragging Guide Frogspawn Coral Growth Rate Fish Class Petromyzontida Number of views: 339+ times Uploaded date: March 2015 Open Frogspawn Coral Care Placement Feeding Fragging Guide. Hammer Coral Care Keeg And Caring For Your Hammer Corals Frogspawn Coral Growth Rate Fish Class Acanthodii Extinct Number of views: 279+ times Uploaded date: May 2017 Open Hammer Coral Care Keeg And Caring For Your Hammer Corals. Keeg Frogspawn And Hammer Corals Frogspawn Coral Growth Rate Fish Class Acanthodii Extinct Number of views: 110+ times Uploaded date: December 2014 Open Keeg Frogspawn And Hammer Corals. Frogspawn Coral Find Out Which Local Shop Has Them In Stock Right Now Frogspawn Coral Growth Rate Fish Class Sarcopterygii Number of views: 299+ times Uploaded date: January 2019 Open Frogspawn Coral Find Out Which Local Shop Has Them In Stock Right Now. Frogspawn Coral 101 Care Placement Feeding Tips Frogspawn corals make for a great addition to reef aquariums.. Use frogspawn coral growth rate Frogspawn coral care guide salt tank report hammer coral care keeg and caring for your hammer corals keeg frogspawn and hammer corals frogspawn coral care placement feeding fragging guide yn3rjuh3secpym yn3rjuh3secpym

The torch coral ( Euphyllia glabrescens) is an LPS (large polyp stony) coral that originates from the Indo-Pacific. Thanks to its long, thick, flowing, fleshy polyps that emerge from their impressive…

Torch corals, or torches, are an LPS coral, part of the Euphyllidae family that lives in a variety of reefs.. Like most corals in the aquarium trade, these stunning corals originate from Indonesian and Australian coral reefs.. The torch coral also goes by the names pompom coral or trumpet coral, so bear that in mind when searching for them online or in your local fish store (LFS).. These corals are known to have a very long life expectancy; in the wild, torch corals are known to live up to 75 years, so, you can expect your torch to outlive you if you keep everything stable inside their home.. There are many varieties of torch coral that, like most corals in the aquarium trade, come with some funky names!. Torch Corals are overall easy corals to keep, making them great for both beginner hobbyists and coral experts.. Under the right LED lighting, torch corals love emphasizing their bright colors but give them too much and you can damage their precious tissues and can also stunt their growth; this is why alternatives like metal halide lighting is generally not recommended for Torch Corals.. Torch Corals are considered slow-growing corals compared to other stony corals because they have a skeleton structure to maintain.

Ricordea spp. is an extremely colorful and highly sought-after coral in the saltwater aquarium hobby owing to its distinct bubble-like appearance, bright pigmentation, remarkable fluorescence,…

Ricordea comprises two attractive and undemanding species — namely, Ricordea florida and Ricordea yuma.. NameRicordea coralCommon Names Florida False Coral, Floridian Disc, Mushroom Anemones, and Ricordea mushrooms Scientific Name Ricordea florida and Ricordea yuma Tank size (minimum) 10 gallons (~40 liters) Keeping Easy to moderate Propagation Easy to Moderate Lighting Medium Water flow Low to moderate Optimal Temperature 22 – 26°C (~72 – 78°F) Optimal Salinity SG = 1.021 – 1.025 Optimal PH 8.1 – 8.4 Optimal KH 8 – 12 Nitrate 5 – 10 ppm Feeding Photosynthetic / recommended Tank placement Bottom or mid-sections Growth Rate Slow to moderate Toxicity Yes Invasive No Temper Semi-aggressive Color Form Blue, green, yellow, pink, purple, orange, etc.. Kingdom : Animalia Phylum : Cnidaria Class : Anthozoa Order : Corallimorpharia Family : Ricordeidae Genus : Ricordea Species : Ricordea florida and Ricordea yuma. Ricordea florideaRicordea yumaDistribution The Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean SeaThe Indo-Pacific region Mouth structure Doesn’t have or very few bubbles (tentacles) around itLarge concentration of bubbles (tentacles) around it Tentacles orientation Mostly random distributionRadiate outwards Coloration Less colorfulMore vibrant Size SmallerBigger Growth rate Slow to mediumMedium Difficulty EasyMedium As with other marine corals, Ricordea derives much of its energy from the products of the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae living in its tissue.. In addition, it is a semi-aggressive coral and as such, needs to be adequately spaced out from other corals especially LPS corals with long sweeper tentacles.. Ricordea corals lack this kind of tentacles, but they can equally deliver fairly potent stings using their bubbly tentacles to corals in close proximity.. Note that Ricordea yuma is a lot more sensitive to changes in water conditions than Ricordea florida, so try as much as possible to keep the water chemistry stable.. Shrinking : Although Ricordea corals (especially, Ricordea floridea) are pretty hardy and resilient, they still have some preferences.. To propagate Ricordea coral, you will need a sharp propagating tool such as a blade or scalpel, an iodine solution to ward off infections, and a coral frag plug plus cyanoacrylate gel to attach the new frags.. The Ricordea corals: Ricordea florida and Ricordea yuma are great beginner corals for established reef aquaria.. Ricordea corals can be kept in reef tanks containing aquatic species like Zoas, Mushroom corals, SPS corals, Tangs, Blennies, Clownfish; however, your Ricordea corals need to be allocated enough space to grow, colonize and thrive.

Trumpet corals, aka candy cane, are generally considered a very beginner-friendly large polyp stony species. Even aquarists that haven’t had a lot of practice with LPS won’t have any trouble with candy cane corals. If

As trumpet corals don’t require as much in the way of lighting, they make a good candidate for placement towards the bottom.. As long as you stick to the specific water parameters, proper lightning, and other preferable conditions, your trumpet coral will feel great.. Water quality is a general term, to be more specific, let’s talk about Calcium, Alkalinity, pH, temperature, water flow.. Trumpet coral prefers 400ppm to 450 ppm of calcium.. Regarding water flow, set your water circulation system to medium.. Here is how they can change coloration due to lights.. They can attack peaceful species as trumpet corals.. Once you’ve cut a trumpet coral, use Iodine disinfectant to prevent pests, infections.. Pay attention to whether the frag has shifted (rare case if you’ve done a good cut and used glue).. Trumpet coral is filter-feeding coral.. If you want to improve the growth rate, the health of the coral, make sure to provide proper water quality, lightning, and supplements.. Even though the spacing is important for every coral, aggressive ones require much more space (because of their ability to extend sweeper tentacles to kill off the neighbors).. Well, that’s not the case for trumpet corals.

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