Lace or Fire coral – Stylaster Coral
Common species: S. elegans, S. roseus, S. sanguineus and many others
Common Names: Lace Corals, Fire corals
Lighting: Dimly lit condition needed.
Aggressiveness: Coming soon
Current: Medium to strong
Hardiness: Difficult. Poor record of survival in aquarium.
Color: Pink with white margins branch tips, orange, yellow, white. Usually quite bright.
Feeding: Tiny planktons
Water parameters: Coming soon
Origin: Coming soon
Propagation: They produce ambulance (like the millepora) that remain attached to the colony during reproduction, in contrast to the free swimmming ambulance of millepora. Reproduce by asexual fragmentation and are infrequent sexual breeders.
They are closely related to Millepora. There skeletons are less porous, and consequently harder than those of Millepora. Colony branches are thin and grow in a single plane. their grow form are much more fragile than those of millepora and distichopora. Colonies are usually smaller to.
Popularity: 1% [?]