Orange Sun Coral (Tubastrea aurea) - Small
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Orange Sun Coral (Tubastrea aurea) - Small
Orange Sun Coral (Tubastrea aurea) - Small
Orange Sun Coral (Tubastrea aurea) - Small
Orange Sun Coral (Tubastrea aurea) - Small
Orange Sun Coral (Tubastrea aurea) - Small
Orange Sun Coral (Tubastrea aurea) - Small
Orange Sun Coral (Tubastrea aurea) - Small

Orange Sun Coral (Tubastrea aurea) - Small

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One of the most elusive and sought after coral is the Sun Coral (Tubastrea). This splendid life form is very sought after by reef enthusiasts throughout the world, and is one of the most popular corals within the LPS (Large Polyp Stony Coral) category, which also includes Favites, Dendrophyllia and Goniopora Coral.

In the wild, the Tubastrea Coral is found on reef ledges or steep reef slopes. It is a colonial coral with a rich sunny yellow coloration when open and its central skeleton is round with tubes branching off in all directions.

The Sun Coral has an uncanny resemblance to its popular cousin, the Dendro Coral, but it is important to note that the Sun Coral and the Dendro Coral are totally different species. There are three key differences between the Sun and the Dendro Coral, which are: 1. The Dendro’s tentacle/ polyps are more often than not extended during the day while the Sun Coral’s are not. 2. The Sun Corals polyp size is significant smaller than that of the Dendro Coral. 3. The two different species of corals have very diverse colony growth patterns.

The Sun Coral comes in a variety of colorful shades of orange and yellow, making it a visual delight. This coral does not have any symbiotic algae residing within its tissue therefore it is 100% dependent upon direct target feeding. It is important to feed your Sun Coral 3 to 4 times a day and provide a delicate diet mixture of mysis shrimp (just the liquid from the shrimp) no actual shrimp, fish eggs and sea food morsels. Ideally, one should defrost the mysis shrimp in saltwater and then using a turkey baster gently blow the liquid around the Sun Coral. By providing your Sun Coral a consistent diet, you should see your coral thriving in no time.

The Sun Coral is a stunning daisy-bright beauty, that tenderly swaying its polyps back and forth in a trance like motion, captivating and calming the sense. This makes this coral an ideal LPS coral for the deepest zones of your reef aquarium.

Customer Reviews
Dung Tran of San Jose, CA
Best of the best
Beautiful Sun Coral Got a frag of 9 heads but only 5 heads survive and they come out after 3 days. Great price. Best online store ever
gjack of california
sun coral
it took a week to fully open, but when it did... beautiful. lovely orange and yellow color. spray mysis shrimp over it once per week and it's fun watching it capture food.
John D of Panama City
Sun Corals
Got mine today. Some heads aren't going to make it but over all looks pretty good. If of course My Coral Beauty will leave it alone. Nice color though
Cody of Cheyenne, Wyoming
Sun Coral
I learned from my purchase of this sun coral which never opened all aspects of how to care for this animal.There support team was the best
J denis of CT
sun coral
Unfortunately this sensitive coral arrived DOA ! But Elyse the customer representative was more than willing to credit my account.
Jim Cook of Chicago, IL
Sun Coral - 7 polyps
On my second Reefs2Go order, I purchased a Sun Coral. It arrived with polyps fully retracted but with the coral body looking very good. I'm excited to train the sun coral to open during the day and to watch it in my tank.
Kristy Reed of Selma
Yellow sun coral
We got our yellow sun coral it was bigger than I thought and was very nice looking.
Grace of Mississippi
Beautiful coral
This coral arrived healthy of course! It's doing well and I enjoy feeding each polyp because you can see it grab the mysis shrimp. I got 5 polyps but it had added 6 more polyps and still counting. Vibrant color to add to any reef aquarium. THANKS AGAIN REEFS2GO!
Ashley of Inverness, FL
Kind of tricky
Had this coral in my tank for a week, opens at night, but has yet to fully do so in my tank...Hope it comes out soon, I want to feed it!
Frank of Nebraska
Awesome Sun Coral
I ordered the small sun coral which according to the description would have 5-8 heads. However the coral I got had about 25 heads well worth the money.