• Name:

    Ultra Lobo

  • Family: Mussidae
  • Species: Lobophytum
  • Scientific Name: Lobophytum sp
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General info about Ultra Lobo

In general, corals coming from the genus Lobophytum are called Brain Corals. They have fleshy polyps that can be retracted deep within its calcareous skeleton. It features a variety of textures and colors wheer some are smooth, pimply while some resembles like a carpet.

As for the Ultra Lobo, they are predominantly colored brown violet with white mouth. This are the water parameters in cultivating Ultra Lobo:  

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 3.2 - 4.8 MEQ/L
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 - 10
  • Temperature: 76° - 83° F (24° - 28° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025

Diet & Nutrition

In the wild, Ultra Lobo has developed a symbiotic feeding relationship with marine algae called zooxanthellae. But in captivity, you have to feed them with nanoplankton or dissolved organics.

Determining Sex

A mature tank is highly recommended in propagating Ultra Lobo. Thriving them with fish is recommended as fish excretes nitrogen that can sustain the coral's growth.

Breeding & Spawning

Ultra Lobo does not need a high flow rate and intense light. Giving them moderate lighting allows the Acan Echinata to spread their polyps thereby allowing them to feed. Too much light will cause the polyps to be retracted.

Origination

Ultra Lobo can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific region. They are widely distributed from East Africa (the Red Sea to Polynesia), Japan, Marshall Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef and Solitary Islands of Australia.

Caution

Except for their own kind, Ultra Lobo is aggressive towards other species. During the night, they extend their tentacles and sting nearby corals. It is recommended to observe proper spacing between corals. Further, they have the tendency to be overpowered with soft corals and will die especially if soft corals outnumber them.

Acclimation Process

Ultra Lobo is purely marine. So, therefore, salinity must be maintained thoroughly at 1.023 to 1.025 specific gravity.

Venomous

During the night, the Ultra Lobo extend their tentacles and sting nearby corals.

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Name Species Family Scientific Name More Detail Added by
Ultra Lobo Lobophytum Mussidae Lobophytum sp

In general, corals coming from the genus Lobophytum are called Brain Corals. They have fleshy polyps that can be retracted deep within its calcareous skeleton. It features a variety of textures and colors wheer some are smooth, pimply while some resembles like a carpet.

As for the Ultra Lobo, they are predominantly colored brown violet with white mouth. This are the water parameters in cultivating Ultra Lobo:  

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 3.2 - 4.8 MEQ/L
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 - 10
  • Temperature: 76° - 83° F (24° - 28° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
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