WYSIWYG; Pipe Organ Coral Mini Colony. This morph of Tubipora musica, otherwise known as the Pipe Organ Coral, has beneath each polyp a red tube of varying height that when retracted resembles a pipe organ. These beauties make great additions to owners who want a nice flowery addition without the aggressive growth of the star polyps. Great beginner coral.
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The Pipe Organ Coral is a soft coral, but is often referred to as a hard coral because of its red calcareous skeleton. Its common names may also include Organ Pipe Coral, or Daisy Coral. When its polyps are open, it is often confused with the star polyps or clove polyps because of their similar appearance. These corals do have the advantage over the other similar looking soft corals in that they will not spread across the rocks and crowd out other species.
Its behavior is peaceful because it lacks sweeper tentacles, and is safe to place near other peaceful corals. It will require a moderate to high light level combined with a medium to strong water movement within the aquarium. It is fragile, however, so it should not be positioned in currents which could displace or damage it. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, iodine, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.
Tubipora musica, otherwise known as pipe organ corals, bring gardens bloom to our aquariums. Beneath each polyp lies a red tube of varying height that when retracted resemble a pipe organ. These beauties make great additions to owners who want a nice flowery addition without the aggressive growth of the star polyps.
The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within its body provides the majority of its nutritional requirements through photosynthesis. It can also be fed additional food such as phyto and zooplankton or baby brine shrimp.
WYSIWYG. What you see is what you get. You will get the item pictured.
Eggcrate in the background is 5/8" for eaach square.
Our photographs are taken under LED light and full White flash. We try to post two pictures of each coral to give you a better idea to how it may look in your tank. We take one photograph with all the LEDS at full power with full White Flash and one photograph with just the blue's and violet LEDS at full power.