Pink Platygyra
Platygyra sp.

Care Level

Medium

Placement

Fore Ground

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

Yes

Plant Safe

No

Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Tank Size

10 gallon

Diet

Filter Feeder

Water Conditions

Basic (8.2-8.5 pH), Salinity (1.02-1.025 specific gravity), High Water Hardness (10-15 dGH), 72-80 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: The Platygyra sp. naturally occupy many shallow reefs, lagoons, and other intertidal waters of the Indian, and western Pacific Ocean(s). Platygyra are a moderately difficult coral to grow within aquaria. They should be cleansed before entering a new system, as a they will often produce a protective slime coating during periods of stress. It is often best to slowly acclimate Platygyra to a cycled aquarium. This LPS naturally prefers an environment with moderate amount of light, and current. It is important to ensure that there is a sufficient amount of Calcium, and Magnesium in the aquarium. It is also important to ensure that there is a minimal amount of Phosphates within the system.

Temperament: The Platygyra sp. are typically a semi aggressive coral, that utilizes sweeper tentacles at night. It is often best to maintain a six to twelve inch space between Platygyra, and other 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. LPS will also receive energy from a mutual relationship they share with zooxanthellae. Any feeding opportunities should be made available at night, while the sweeper tentacles are out


Author: Grant Stevens