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General info about Kenya Tree Coral

In general, soft corals coming from the Family Nephtheidae are generally referred to as Cauliflower Soft Corals. Their coral growth is classified as Arboreal which means that they have a tree-like appearance. They have a thick base trunk which stands and looks like a tree with many branches where the tentacles are found.

As for the Kenya Tree Coral , they come in different colors such as flesh, violet and light brown to name a few. This are the water parameters for cultivating Kenya Tree Coral :

  • Calcium: 420 - 430 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 3.21 - 3.57 MEQ/L (9 - 10 dKH)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1280 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 -10 mg/L
  • Temperature: 77° - 81° F (25° - 27° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
  • pH: 8.0 - 8.4

Diet & Nutrition

While the Kenya Tree Coral gets it primary nourishment from a symbiotic zooxanthellae living within its tissues, the require supplemental feeding like mysis or brine shrimp.

Determining Sex

The Kenya Tree Coral should be set either at the bottom or at the middle part of the tank.

Breeding & Spawning

The Kenya Tree Coral requires moderate lighting and moderate waterflow.

Origination

The Kenya Tree Coral are found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean.

Caution

While the Kenya Tree Coral has a peaceful behavior, you have to give them enough space since they release a slime coat that is harmful to other corals and irritating to a human skin. You should wear gloves in handling them. They don't need too much light, otherwise they will die and will be eaten by both fish and invertebrates.

Acclimation Process

Kenya Tree Coral are purely marine species. Therefore, salinity must be entirely maintained from 1.023 to 1.025 specific gravity.

Venomous

Kenya Tree Coral occassionaly releases a slime coat from their body that is harmful when lodged to other coral colonies. This slime coat can cause irritation to the human skin, so you should wear gloves in handling them.

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Kenya Tree Coral Nephtheidae Soft Coral Nephtheidae Capnella sp

In general, soft corals coming from the Family Nephtheidae are generally referred to as Cauliflower Soft Corals. Their coral growth is classified as Arboreal which means that they have a tree-like appearance. They have a thick base trunk which stands and looks like a tree with many branches where the tentacles are found.

As for the Kenya Tree Coral , they come in different colors such as flesh, violet and light brown to name a few. This are the water parameters for cultivating Kenya Tree Coral :

  • Calcium: 420 - 430 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 3.21 - 3.57 MEQ/L (9 - 10 dKH)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1280 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 -10 mg/L
  • Temperature: 77° - 81° F (25° - 27° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
  • pH: 8.0 - 8.4
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