• Name:

    Variegated Sandalolitha

  • Family: Fungiidae
  • Species: Sandalolitha
  • Scientific Name: Sandalolitha sp
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General info about Variegated Sandalolitha

In general, corals coming from the genus Sandalolitha  are big in size with a heavy colony. They are free living and their growth is not attached to the substrate. They have numemrous small corallites with polyps that are deeply embedded.

As for the Variegated Sandalolitha, they are predominantly colored cream and dull green. This are the water parameters for cultivating Variegated Sandalolitha: 

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 2.86 - 4.29 MEQ/L (8 - 12 dKH)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 - 10
  • Temperature: 72° - 78° F (22° - 26° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
  • pH: 8.1 - 8.4

Diet & Nutrition

In the wild, Variegated Sandalolitha has developed a symbiotic feeding relationship with marine algae called zooxanthellae that is living within their tissues. But in captivity, you have to feed them with nanoplankton and you may add dissolved organics in the water.

Determining Sex

A mature tank is highly recommended in propagating Variegated Sandalolitha. They must be set at the botoom of the tank to simulate their natural wild environment.

Breeding & Spawning

The Variegated Sandalolitha requires moderate lighting and moderate waterflow.

Origination

The Variegated Sandalolitha can be found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean.

Caution

The Variegated Sandalolitha has a semi-aggressive behaviour. Proper spacing must be observed in relation to other coral species in the tank. 

Acclimation Process

The Variegated Sandalolitha is a marine species. Therefore, salinity must be maintained thoroughly at 1.023 to 1.025 specific gravity.

Venomous

The Variegated Sandalolitha has long sweeper tentacles that can sting nearby corals.

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Variegated Sandalolitha Sandalolitha Fungiidae Sandalolitha sp

In general, corals coming from the genus Sandalolitha  are big in size with a heavy colony. They are free living and their growth is not attached to the substrate. They have numemrous small corallites with polyps that are deeply embedded.

As for the Variegated Sandalolitha, they are predominantly colored cream and dull green. This are the water parameters for cultivating Variegated Sandalolitha: 

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 2.86 - 4.29 MEQ/L (8 - 12 dKH)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 8 - 10
  • Temperature: 72° - 78° F (22° - 26° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
  • pH: 8.1 - 8.4
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