One of the most elusive and sought after coral is the Australian Dendrophyllia Coral (Dendrophylliidae sp), commonly known as the Dendro Coral. This splendid organism is very sought after by reef enthusiasts throughout the world. The Dendro Coral is considered one of the most popular corals within the LPS (Large Polyp Stony Coral) category, which also includes Favites Corals and Goniopora Coral. This species of coral is a non-photosynthetic, therefore will need to be fed on a regular basis and require no lighting. Experts say that you should feed your Dendro Coral a few individual pieces of mysid shrimp two to four times per week. But be warned, these unique species of coral could die from over feeding.
Probably the greatest things about these LPS Corals is that they are very hardy and grow quickly. And its amazing splash of yellow and orange helps the Dendro Coral species accentuate the color within any aquatic landscape. These corals form miniature colonies (2-4cm).
The Dendro Coral has an uncanny resemblance to its popular cousin, the Sun Coral (Tubastrea micrantha), but it is very important to note that the Sun Coral and the Dendro Coral are totally different species. There are three key differences between the Dendrophyllia and Sun Coral. The first difference is that a Dendr