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Australian Blood Red Chalice
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Australian Blood Red Chalice
Australian Blood Red Chalice
Australian Blood Red Chalice
Australian Blood Red Chalice
Australian Blood Red Chalice
Australian Blood Red Chalice
Australian Blood Red Chalice

Australian Blood Red Chalice

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Australian Blood Red Chalice, with its hard stony coarse exterior and its sharp unique color makes it a great addition to any aquarium.

Within the past 5 years the sea water aquatic world has been experiencing somewhat of a Chalice Coral craze that has claimed its share of victims. A lot of people find the Chalice Coral's fluctuation of night and day color, as well as their movements transitional and captivating.

While at the same time requires minimal attention, which makes the Chalice Coral one of the easiest corals to maintain and enjoy. It is also important to note that people who buy this drab coral will find that within a 2 or 3 week period the coral will go through an amazing metamorphosis. In a sense, the Chalice Coral is the diamond in the rough of aquatic coral world.

The Chalice Coral are stony corals, requiring sustained levels of calcium carbonates along with other trace elements to thrive. You can also influence the direction that this coral will grow to an extent by feeding the mouths on the side you want the coral to grow.

Most Coral enthusiasts would concur that the most sensitive and fragile of all corals is the (Echinohyllia). While at the same time requires minimal attention, which makes the Chalice Coral one of the easiest corals to maintain and enjoy. In order to harvest a successful colony of Chalice Corals all that one would require is some good clean quality water, low/mod flow, low lights and your coral can flourish with as little as two feedings a week.

In the wild the Chalice Coral inhabit numerous habitats at various depths, light levels and water flow. These amazing corals do make an ideal first stony coral.

It is also important to note that people who buy this drab coral will find that within a 2 or 3 week period the coral will go through an amazing metamorphosis. In a sense, the Chalice Coral is the diamond in the rough of aquatic coral world. The Chalice Coral are typically an encrusting low rider formation of wavy cups and folds. Some are less dramatically structured with little whorls and slight bumps, while the ends or outer perimeter of the coral are delicate.

The Chalice Coral are stony corals, requiring sustained levels of calcium carbonates along with other trace elements to thrive. Chalice Coral are nocturnal feeders, but will readily adapt to a daytime feeding schedule, this ability makes their presence in the tank during daytime hours could be a huge benefit to the reef tank owner. With proper lighting accommodations (5 Watts per Gallon of water) and diverse feeding opportunities chalice corals can achieve amazing growth structures and striking colors combinations.

Chalice growth is really dependent upon the specimen. Some species such as enchinopora lamellosa (aka hollywood stunner) with paper thin skeletons have a very rapid growth rate. Flow rate will play a role in chalice growth. If the coral needs to develop a thicker skeleton due to strong currents, the growth rate will slow and vice versa for low current.

Most Chalice Corals will increase the production of mouths (eyes) as they get comfortable with their environment and begin growing. You can also influence the direction that this coral will grow to an extent by feeding the mouths on the side you want the coral to grow.