Indo Dragonfruit Indophyllia
Cynarina Coral Care
Cynarina are single coralite LPS with translucent flesh. They come in a wide variety of colors ranging from red to neon green. Please see below for additional care tips for Cynarina as well as checking out our Top 5 Tips for setting up a reef.
Cynarina originate from in the Indo-pacific as well as Australia. All our Cynarina come from Australia.
Moderate lighting is recommended. Cynarina are often found on reef slopes.Low Light
Low light translates to about 30-50 PAR
Medium Light is between 50-150 PAR
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.
Low water movement suits Cynarina well. Too much flow results in the coral being unable to capture food.
Cynarina relies on the products of their zooxanthellae. This coral also benefits from the addition of meaty foods such as mysis and krill.
In terms of propagation, this genus is not a good candidate for aquaculture.
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.
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.