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WWC Harvest Moon Psammocora

WWC Harvest Moon Psammocora

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Psammocora coral, belonging to the genus Psammocora, is a fascinating small polyp stony coral (SPS) known for its unique and varied forms. This coral can exhibit a range of growth patterns, including encrusting, plating, and even branching structures, making it a versatile addition to marine aquariums. Psammocora corals are appreciated for their interesting textures and patterns, which often resemble fine lace or intricate mazes. They typically come in earthy colors such as shades of green, brown, and gray, sometimes with hints of blue or pink.

Native to the Indo-Pacific region, Psammocora coral inhabits a variety of reef environments, from shallow lagoons to deeper reef slopes. In an aquarium setting, it requires moderate to high lighting conditions and moderate water flow to replicate its natural habitat. Maintaining stable water parameters is essential, with an optimal temperature range of 72-78°F, a pH of 8.1-8.4, and a calcium level of 400-450 ppm.

Psammocora coral is relatively hardy compared to some other SPS corals, making it suitable for both beginner and experienced reef aquarists. It can tolerate slight variations in water quality, but consistent monitoring and maintenance of water parameters are still important for its health and growth.

This coral relies heavily on the symbiotic zooxanthellae algae within its tissues for nutrition through photosynthesis. Additionally, it can benefit from occasional feedings of microplankton or coral-specific foods, which can help promote vibrant coloration and growth.

With proper care, Psammocora coral can be a resilient and intriguing addition to a reef aquarium. Its distinctive appearance and diverse growth forms add texture and visual interest, enhancing the overall aesthetic of the underwater environment. Psammocora's adaptability and unique beauty make it a valuable choice for creating a dynamic and captivating marine display.

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