An easy-care coral, Colony Rock, Palythoa sp., is a great addition that is durable and grows easily once established. It will grow in many lighting conditions, but prefers medium to higher light levels for best growth and expansion results. Water flow level should be moderate, neither too strong nor too weak. This coral has a medium aggression level and does require placement where it has room to grow without making contact with other corals, to which it may cause harm. By placing “starts” at several locations, it can make a dramatic carpet effect over time. Each button displays distinct coloring of brown, green, or orange hues. Though it produces its own natural nourishment in the wild, Colony Rock can benefit from occasional target feedings of plankton or brine shrimp, as well as foods designed for filter feeders such as Marine Snow or Phyto-Plex. Calcium and strontium will help ensure its continued health.
Ships as a cluster growing from a piece of Live Rock.
Approximate Arrival Size for Colony Rock:
Small - 2" to 3", Medium - 3" to 4.5", Large - 4.5" to 6"
Available from companies on our saltwater fish dealers page.