• Name:

    Joker Moon Brain Diploastrea

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

General info about Joker Moon Brain Diploastrea

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 Joker Moon Brain Diploastrea, they are predominatly colored yellow brown. This are the water parameters for cultivating Joker Moon Brain Diploastrea:

  • 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 Joker Moon Brain Diploastrea 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 Joker Moon Brain Diploastrea. 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

Joker Moon Brain Diploastrea requires moderate lighting and moderate water flow.

Origination

The Joker Moon Brain Diploastrea 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

Joker Moon Brain Diploastrea must be set in the tank with enough spacing in relation to other coral species.

Acclimation Process

Since the Joker Moon Brain Diploastrea 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
Joker Moon Brain Diploastrea 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 Joker Moon Brain Diploastrea, they are predominatly colored yellow brown. This are the water parameters for cultivating Joker Moon Brain Diploastrea:

  • 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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