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Ultra Bleeding Apple Scolymia

$275.00
This Ultra Bleeding Apple Scolymia has a bright green base and streaks of red-orange. This specimen is an Australian variety and is exceptionally bright. This WYSIWYG coral is 2.25".

 Scolymia Coral Care

Scolymia, or Button Corals, are a much loved centerpiece for many reef tanks. Available in a shocking array of colors, these are some of the most sought after LPS in the hobby today. Please see below for additional care tips for Scolymia as well as checking out our Top 5 Tips for setting up a reef.




 Location

Scolymia originate from in the Indo-pacific as well as Australia. All our Scolymia come from Australia.



 Lighting

Low to moderate lighting is recommended.

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

Low to medium water movement suits Scolymia well. Too much flow results in the coral being unable to capture food.

 Feeding

Scolymia relies on the products of their zooxanthellae. This coral also benefits from the addition of meaty foods such as mysis and krill.



 Propagation

In terms of propagation, this genus is not a good candidate for aquaculture.


 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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