Characters: Colonies are flabello-meandroid with valleys more or less connected by a light blistery coenosteum. Sometimes living parts of colonies are separated by dead basal parts.
Similar Species: Plerogyra discus
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Euphyllia cultrifera Dana, 1846
Euphyllia sinuosa Dana, 1846
Plerogyra excavata Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Plerogyra laxa Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Plerogyra (Genus) > Plerogyra sinuosa (Species)
If you ever are in a desperate situation with these corals and one side seems to be injured/tissue rotting there is a method I was successful with:
The coral was rescued from a local shop that I no longer visit. The coral's tissue was rapidly rotting but one side still had blisters expanding.
1. Immediately work to maintain your pH at 8.4 at least. Best method is kalkwasser auto topoff with Tunze (super concentrated) and macroalgae on alternate light timer in refugium. if that doesn't get you to 8.4 use two part dosing. I use Seachem Reef Fusion with success.
2. Find a low/no flow, semi secluded spot in the tank with sand bed. This area must be shaded, only receiving ambient light from non shaded sand.
3. Gently place the sick/injured coral in this spot and carefully bury the animal to the point where only the healthy or semi healthy tissue is exposed.
Leave the animal completely 100 percent undisturbed for several weeks. Do not attempt to dip the coral or irritate it. These measures only make the condition worse. Water test consistently and treat with Strontium and Iodate (I use Lugol's Solution). Make sure you keep pH at 8.4 and watch water parameters closely. I would leave the animal there until all visible tissue is healthy and there is no sign of the decayed flesh. When you think it looks ok to move back to another area, give it a few more weeks, then slowly transition to a low light low flow area.
Ich halte die Blasenkoralle seit 8Monaten unter zwei T5 Röhren.Man sollte sie mit genügend Abstand zu anderen KorLlen halten.
Eine leicht zu haltene LPS, wobei angemerkt sein sollte das kein zu kleiner Abstand zwischen ihr und anderen Korallen bestehen sollte, aufgrund der "langen" Fangtentakeln, die besonders nachts hervorragend erkennbar sind.
Lebt im Becken ca. bei 23cm unter der Wasseroberfleche bei T5.
Bis jetzt gab es noch keine Probleme mit der Beluchtung.