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Kenya tree coral – Capnella

Submitted by AquariumsLife.com on March 29, 2009 – 7:15 amNo Comment

capnella-coral

Common species: C. imbricata
Common Names: Kenya Tree Coral, cauliflower Soft Coral, Nephthea, Nephthya
Lighting: Moderate to High
Aggressiveness: Semi-aggressive
Current: Medium to Strong
Hardiness: Easy
Color: Brown, Cream, Gray, Green
Feeding: Capnella seem to be able to recive less nutrition through zooxanthellae than many corals, relying more heavily on heterotrophy. Consequently, adequate food sources from dissolved materials must be present.
Water parameters: 72-78°F sg 1.023-1.025 pH 8.1-8.4 dKH 8-12
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Propagation: One of the fastest growing and it can easily be propagated or “fragged” by cutting a branch off and attaching it to a rock. They also reproduce by branchlet dropping and by colony fission.

Additional Information:
The Kenya Tree Coral relies less on the symbiotic algae within it, and depends more on obtaining outside food. Microplankton, marine snow, and dissolved materials should make up the bulk of its diet. It can be placed at any level in the tank, but you should take care that it does not overrun your aquarium. It is semi-aggressive and may attack other corals if they are placed too close.

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