Animal Stories - Blue Coral


Animal-World Information about: Blue Coral

   The beautiful skeleton of the exotic Blue Coral is usually hidden, unless it gets broken in rough sea storms!
Latest Animal Stories
jacoc - 2011-03-19
"Its interior becomes blue due the coral's ability to extract iron from surrounding water into a blue salt that is deposited onto the skeleton."

Please in captivity where would this coral get iron from..?


Click For Replies (1)
  • Anonymous - 2011-06-24
    Although iron is not a commonly added nutrient like calcium and iodine, it can be maintained. Iron has been found to be particularly useful in aquariums with macroalgae, but could also be used by the blue coral if levels are kept high enough. You can read more about this at advancedaquarist.com
Reply
Stephanie - 2010-06-04
I wish I had one ;-)

Click For Replies (1)
  • Anonymous - 2011-11-25
    I have been growing this species for roughly 7 years, it started about the size of a quarter and has grown over 20 inches tall and 25 inches wide. Often overlooked cuz of its color but gives a reef tank a beautiful natural look.
Reply