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| Cauliflower Soft Coral

General info about Neon Green Nepthea

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 Neon Green Nepthea, they come in different colors such as flesh, violet and light brown to name a few. This are the water parameters for cultivating Neon Green Nepthea:

  • 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 Neon Green Nepthea gets it primary nourishment from a symbiotic zooxanthellae living within its tissues, the require supplemental feeding like mysis or brine shrimp.

Determining Sex

The Neon Green Nepthea should be set either at the bottom or at the middle part of the tank.

Breeding & Spawning

The Neon Green Nepthea requires moderate lighting and moderate waterflow.

Origination

The Neon Green Nepthea are found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean.

Caution

While the Neon Green Nepthea 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

Neon Green Nepthea are purely marine species. Therefore, salinity must be entirely maintained from 1.023 to 1.025 specific gravity.

Venomous

Neon Green Nepthea 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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Neon Green Nepthea Nephtheidae Soft Coral Nephtheidae Nepthea 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 Neon Green Nepthea, they come in different colors such as flesh, violet and light brown to name a few. This are the water parameters for cultivating Neon Green Nepthea:

  • 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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