About the ORA Hammer Coral – Micronesian
Care Level: Easy
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Filter Feeder
Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallons
The MIMF Hammer Coral is a branching large polyp stony coral. The name is derived from the hammer shape of the tentacles that protrude far from its skeleton. These large fleshy polyps sway back and forth passively with the water current and provide great movement to the home aquarium. Depending on the type of lighting used, this coral can take on a pinkish color. Similar to other Euphylliids in terms of temperament, the Hammer Coral can be aggressive with long flowing sweeper tentacles. This strain has been cultured for years making the transition into a home aquarium much easier than a wild collected colony.
Hammer Coral, Euphyllia sp. is a LPS coral with long tentacles and hammer shaped tips. Colors vary widely ranging from yellow, red, brown, and green.
There should always be plenty of space between the Hammer Coral and other corals or inverts as it can be aggressive with its tentacles. They thrive best with moderate lighting and moderate waterflow. The Torch Coral is popular, and for good reason as it is incredibly beautiful and an excellent coral for an intermediate aquarist looking to add some complexity and color into a reef tank.
1.5 – 3 inches