Smooth Flower Coral (Common Name)
[Picture not yet available, See Page 163 of Paul Humann's Reef Coral Identification Book]
Size: 1/2-2 1/2 ft
Known Depth Ranges: 3-200 Feet
Known Temperature Range: 76-86 F (Known temp range where collected)
Known Current Range: 0-3 knots (Personal Observation)
Known Silt Tolerance: somewhat tolerant
Known Salinity Range: 1.019-1.027
95% success. Transplant in firm base as many species will not "base" themselves.
Very easy, use wire cutters.
Resistance to Algal Overgrowth:
Eusmilia fastigiata (Smooth Flower Coral) seems to withstand algae growth very well and after a short period of showing signs of stress (bleaching), damaged tissues heal very fast and the fragments look good.