Green Psammocoral

Care Level



Fore Ground



Reef Compatible


Plant Safe


Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Tank Size

10 gallon


Filter Feeder


General: The Green Pillar Psammacora (Psammacora contigua) is a relatively hardy small polyp stony coral. This SPS naturally occupies the reefs of east Africa, and Australia. The Green Pillar Psammacora are well adapted to significant amounts of light, and current. However, Psammacora will produce new growth more efficiently when slowly acclimated to more intense lighting. This SPS is typically a simple coral to add to a reef aquarium, after having completed the Nitrogen cycle. When struggling to grow Psammacora, it important to confirm that there are sufficient amounts of Calcium, and Magnesium. It is also important to confirm that there are minimal amounts of Phosphate within the system.

Temperament: The Green Pillar Psammacora (Psammacora contigua) are a peaceful coral, that should be kept six to twelve inches away from any aggressive coral.

Aquarium Diet: Filter feeding corals will experience accelerated growth rates with the addition of various species of plankton, as well as other microscopic food particles naturally present within cycled aquaria.

Author: Grant Stevens