• Name:

    Hexagon Brain Coral

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  • Family: Faviidae
  • Species: Diploastrea
  • Scientific Name: Diploastrea heliopora
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| Double Star Coral

General info about Hexagon Brain Coral

In general, corals coming from the genus Diploastrea have corallites that are closely fused together. Their corallite walls are submerged while the mouth is elevated and highly pronounced.

For the Hexagon Brain Coral, they are predominatly colored blue green on the wall and violet on the mouth. This are the water parameters for cultivating Hexagon Brain Coral:

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 2.86 - 3.93 MEQ/L (8 - 11 dKH)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 -10
  • Temperature: 74° - 83° F (23° - 28° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025

Diet & Nutrition

The Hexagon Brain Coral get its primary nourishment from the symbiotic zooxanthellae living within their tissues. However, we do recommend you still do supplemental feeding by adding mysis and brine shrimp in the water.

Determining Sex

A mature tank is highly recommended in propagating Hexagon Brain Coral. They need to be set at the bottom or at the middle portion of the tank where lighting and waterflow are in moderation.

Breeding & Spawning

Hexagon Brain Coral requires moderate lighting and moderate water flow.

Origination

The Hexagon Brain Coral can be found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific. They are now classified as near threatened species listed under Appendix II of the CITES, which means that their international trade is monitored.

Caution

Hexagon Brain Coral must be set in the tank with enough spacing in relation to other coral species.

Acclimation Process

Since the Hexagon Brain Coral is a marine species, salinity must be entirely maintained at 1.023 to 1.025 specific gravity.

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Name Species Family Scientific Name More Detail Added by
Hexagon Brain Coral Diploastrea Faviidae Diploastrea heliopora

In general, corals coming from the genus Diploastrea have corallites that are closely fused together. Their corallite walls are submerged while the mouth is elevated and highly pronounced.

For the Hexagon Brain Coral, they are predominatly colored blue green on the wall and violet on the mouth. This are the water parameters for cultivating Hexagon Brain Coral:

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 2.86 - 3.93 MEQ/L (8 - 11 dKH)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 -10
  • Temperature: 74° - 83° F (23° - 28° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
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