Catalaphyllia Plicata, C. Jardinei, Pectinia Jardinei or Elegant coral

Latin name
Catalaphyllia Plicata, C. Jardinei, Pectinia Jardinei
Common name
Elegant coral
Maximum 35 cm.
Values of the water
Temp. 24/27 Densit 1022/1024 PH 8,4

Large Antozoo colonial, pertaining to the order of the Madreporari, family of the Trachyphyllidi; endemic in the Red Mar, the Indian ocean and the Pacific ocean.
The colony, formed in kind from little, large polipi, very distinguished the uni from the others, equipped of one limestone skeleton to pyramidal development with the apex turned towards the bottom; fixture on a sabbioso or ciottoloso substrate is usually developed very, to profondit oscillating between 1 the 4 and 8 meters, assuming the characteristic shape of a brain, from which the curious name.

The limestone skeleton generally introduces numerous handles costolate, on which the polipi are berthed, of color green, red brown or, the variable color for the quantit of alghe simbionti of the species of the Zooxantelle, devout or little present in the cenosarco.
Of night, in position of rest, from the cenosarco carnoso numerous long urticanti tentacles until to 2 cm are risen. rendering the individual much similar to one sea anemone.

In situation of normal lighting system, instead, the polipi carnosi they swell enormously form an only mass of woven that from the first moment it seems an only coral hermit, exposing how much devout cenosarco possible one to the light, in order to favor the contained photosynthesis of the Zooxantelle in it.
Sturdy Antozoo much and resistant one, prefer to be placed in the bathtub in correspondence of one water current of average intensit, such to make to sweetly move the tentacles, when they are estroflessi, without for strapazzarli too much; it has need, moreover, of one intense lighting system, preferibilmente with light of cold coloration, 10,000 K and beyond, obtained with linear fluorescent lamps or lamps HQI.

It needs, obviously, of water filtered and oxygenated, very poor of nitrogenous substances and phosphates; they are advises to you you attend water changes with sifonatura of the bottom and regular added of Soccer, Strontium, oligoelements and bioelementi.
It goes nourished with plancton frozen-dry made to recover some minute in water, preferibilmente the same one of the Aquarius, or better, dept freeze, to spuzzare with an appropriate syringe in the pressed ones of the colony; if the much large colony of T. Geofroyi pu to be nourished also with pezzetti of polpa of cozza or brandelli of fish supports to you delicately on the tentacles before extinguishing the lights.

Belonging to the order of the Madreporari subject to limitation in the import, it needs in fact of a certificate C.I.T.E.S., but for its robustness and the facilit of the advisable breeding however also for acquariofilo to its first experiences with the barrier Aquarius.


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