• Name:

    Candy Apple Scolymia

  • Family: Mussidae
  • Species: Scolymia
  • Scientific Name: Scolymia
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General info about Candy Apple Scolymia

In general, corals coming from the genus Scolymia are round solitary corals that has a single mouth located at the center. Their coloration usually has an alternating radial bands with a cup, saucer, flat or dome shaped variations.

As for the Candy Apple Scolymia, they are predominantly colored green with yellow perpendicular lines. This are the water parameters for cultivating Candy Apple Scolymia:

  • 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

The primary nourishment of the Candy Apple Scolymia is provided by the symbiotic zooxanthllae living within its tissues. But on top of this, we recommend you still do supplemental feeding by adding mysis or brine shrimp.

Determining Sex

A mature tank is highly recommended in propagating Candy Apple Scolymia. They need to be set at the bottom level of the tank.

Breeding & Spawning

The Candy Apple Scolymia requires moderate lighting and low water flow.

Origination

The Candy Apple Scolymia can be found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean, particularly in Japan, Malaysia, Polynesia and Australia.

Caution

You have nothing to worry about Candy Apple Scolymia. They have a peaceful behaviour and do not attack even if there is a nearby coral.

Acclimation Process

Candy Apple Scolymia are a marine species. Therefore, salinity must be entirely maintained at 1.023 to 1.025 specific gravity.

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In general, corals coming from the genus Scolymia are round solitary corals that has a single mouth located at the center. Their coloration usually has an alternating radial bands with a cup, saucer, flat or dome shaped variations.

As for the Candy Apple Scolymia, they are predominantly colored green with yellow perpendicular lines. This are the water parameters for cultivating Candy Apple Scolymia:

  • 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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