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Sky Blue Hydnophora

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There are two types of Hydnophora we are aware of. A bright neon green variety and this less common blue variety. These Sky Blue Hydnophora frags are approximately 1" in length and grow quickly.

 Hydnophora Care

Horn Corals of the Genus Hydnophora are a relatively hardy small polyp stony coral (SPS). They have a very powerful sting and we highly recommend giving it plenty of space. If a colony comes in contact with another SPS, it is very likely that the Hydnophora is going to win and kill off what it touches. Hydnophora have small mouths called hydnophores but has the ability to capture medium-sized food particles. This SPS feeds more aggressively than most and will happily consume small pieces of shrimp and other frozen foods.  Please see below for additional care tips for Hydnophora as well as checking out our Top 5 Tips for setting up a reef.


 Location

Indo-Pacific - Islands of the Indo-Pacific including Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef.



 Lighting

Intense lighting is recommended for best coloration and overall health of Hydnophora. Use either Metal Halide lighting or a large bank of high output fluorescent or full-spectrum LED's. Hydnophora can survive under more modest lighting, but their colors may be less impressive.

Low Light

Low light translates to about 30-50 PAR

Medium Light

Medium Light is between 50-150 PAR

High Light

High Light is anything over 150 PAR

Lighting is a loaded topic, so for a more in-depth discussion of lighting, please see our Deep Dive article.

 Water Flow

Strong water movement is recommended.

 Feeding

Hydnophora have small mouths called hydnophores but has the ability to capture medium-sized food particles. This SPS feeds more aggressively than most and will happily consume small pieces of shrimp and other frozen foods.



 Propagation

This genus for the most part has been propagated extensively in captivity and is an excellent candidate for aquaculture. It is reasonable to believe that a sustainable harvest can be achieved in time.


 Word of Caution

Hydnophora have a very powerful sting and we highly recommend giving it plenty of space. If a colony comes in contact with another SPS, it is very likely that the Hydnophora is going to win and kill off what it touches.


 Acclimation

Proper acclimation is extremely important considering the stress imposed on the animals by the shipping process. Please take a moment to review our Acclimation Guide.

 Photography

The images were taken with a Canon 5D mk II and 100mm macro lens under T5 Fluorescent lighting. Quite a lot goes into how we go about shooting the corals and anemones you see on Tidal Gardens. For an in-depth look at our methods, check out our comprehensive Reef Aquarium Photography FAQ.

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