(Blushing) Star Coral (Common Name) [On Plug Left]
Size: ½:-2’ colonies, (Published Data + Personal Observation)
Known Depth Ranges: 10-130 Feet (Published data)
Known Temperature Range: 52-92 F (Range Observed)
Known Current Range: 0-5 knots (Personal Observation)
Known Silt Tolerance: Moderate to good tolerance (From site conditions/observations)
Known Salinity Range: 1.019-1.026 (Estimated)
90% Overall Success Rate. Hardy, most difficult part is obtaining a suitable cutting. Wounds heal slowly, but don’t seem to be likely to get. Grows ¼”-1/2” per year—one of the most rapid growing of brainlike corals but still very slow. Slow attachment to plugs…sometimes 6 months or more in tanks. Be sure to have an edge touching the plug to insure growth and attachment.
Will break at edges with sharp cutters often forming “teardrops” or other overhang features which can be propogated.
First RDBG transplanting in 2001, Tank Conditions
5 Transplants by RBDG
0% Deaths to Transplants (One did not attach and needed to be re-tranplanted with edge in concrete)
0% Deaths to Mother Corals.