Skip to product information
1 of 2

Aquarium Show

TSA Holy Grail Torch Coral

TSA Holy Grail Torch Coral

Regular price $499.00 USD
Regular price $599.00 USD Sale price $499.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.


Torch coral
, also known as Euphyllia glabrescens, is a popular species of large polyp stony coral prized by marine aquarists for its striking appearance and relatively hardy nature. This coral is characterized by its long, flowing tentacles, which can be various shades of green, brown, or yellow, often with contrasting tips in colors like white or purple. These tentacles resemble the flickering flames of a torch, hence the name.

Torch coral is native to the Indo-Pacific region, where it inhabits reef slopes and lagoons at various depths. It thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions and prefers gentle to moderate water flow. In a home aquarium, torch coral requires stable water parameters, including a temperature range of 72-78°F, a pH of 8.0-8.4, and a calcium level of 400-450 ppm.

This coral can be sensitive to direct handling and requires space to extend its tentacles, which can reach several inches beyond its base. The tentacles are equipped with stinging cells, or nematocysts, which it uses for defense and capturing food. As a semi-aggressive species, torch coral should be placed at a distance from other corals to prevent stinging.

Feeding torch coral is relatively simple; it primarily relies on symbiotic zooxanthellae algae within its tissues for nutrition, supplemented by occasional feedings of small meaty foods like brine shrimp or mysis shrimp. With proper care, torch coral can become a vibrant and eye-catching centerpiece in a reef aquarium, adding dynamic movement and color to the underwater landscape.

View full details