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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Tubastrea aurea aka Orange Sun Coral also commonly called Orange Cup Coral is a LPS coral (Large Polyp Stony Coral. The Sun Corals range in color from shades of orange to the occasional yellow. It does not have any symbiotic algae residing within its tissue therefore it is 100% dependent upon direct target feeding. 1. Tempt the coral with a VERY diluted mixture of mysis shrimp (just the liquid from the shrimp) no actual shrimp. Defrost the mysis shrimp in saltwater and then using a turkey baster gently blow the liquid around the sun coral. Do not remove the coral from its place in the tank – which is why I say dilute the liquid mysis very heavily. Do this every day at the same time for 2-3 days. 2. By the third day, you should see the coral beginning to extend it “fingers” – they are sticky and will catch meaty substance for eating. You can begin to add some pieces of mysis into the water mixture – I generally slow the current down so that the coral has ample opportunity to catch the food. 3. Feed daily at the same time – if you want the coral to be active and pretty in the day time – make it a noon feeding time.
Customer Reviews
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.