Plerogyra Sinuosa (Bubble) Small
Elegant and distinct in appearance, the Bubble Coral makes a welcomed addition even for entry-level coral enthusiasts. The Bubble Coral is desirable not only for its unique namesake bubble-like appearance but for its tolerance and ability to thrive under a variety of conditions in the home reef aquarium.
The Bubble Coral is a beautiful LPS coral with striking bubble-like polyp extensions. These fascinating structures filled with symbiotic photosynthetic zooxanthellae algae allow the coral to take full advantage of existing light conditions. Full polyp expansion to its bubble-like state maximizes photosynthetic food production by exposing the greatest number of zooxanthellae algae to light. The polyps recede at night exposing portions of its ridged hard skeleton. Also at night, sweeper tentacles emerge searching food or to defend territory.
The Bubble Coral requires a moderate level of lighting combined with low to medium water movement in the home reef aquarium. Too much water flow may impede the coral from fully expanding. Keep in mind the fleshy polyps of Bubble Corals are very fragile and will puncture easily. Be careful when handling these corals and to only handle them by the hard skeleton. Because they can extend long sweeper tentacles, be sure to provide ample space between neighboring corals to prevent potential harm. For continued good health, it will also need the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.
The Bubble Coral will benefit from additional food fed weekly in the form of brine shrimp or micro-plankton.
The Bubble Coral is attached to an Aragonite Block and can be easily placed in holes or between the rockwork of the reef aquarium.
Care Level: Easy
Waterflow: Low to Medium
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Color Form: Cream, White
Supplements: Calcium, Strontium, Trace Elements