Biota Sprung’s Hollywood Stunner Coral
Sprung’s Stunner is a special strain of Hollywood Stunner chalice coral (Echinopora lamellosa). This very special chalice boasts of a pedigree that originates with the renowned aquarium expert Julian Sprung. The variety features green polyps over a purplish base. A small columella (a tiny ridged structure) is at the center of each corallite.
This is a hardy and fast-growing LPS coral. It thrives under moderate light levels but tolerates intense lighting. It opens up and feeds mainly after lights-out. It should be afforded plenty of living space, not just to allow for its rapid growth but also because it may extend long stinging sweeper tentacles. Best placement for this coral is at midway height in an area of moderate to strong water flow.
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Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1.5″ (width)
- Max Size: NA
- Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025Color: Purple and green
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
Biota Sprung’s Hollywood Stunner Coral Species Information
Echinopora lamellosa occurs throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific region. It grows in thin sheets that can span 15 feet in width. The species may dominate in shallow waters with flat rocky substrates. It typically forms larger colonies in calmer waters where the thin skeleton is less likely to break under crashing waves. It is well-known for its rapid growth and adaptability to different reef habitats.
The Benefits of Farmed Biota Echinopora lamellosa
Captive-bred livestock offers a huge advantage over wild-caught specimens. Because it is cultured in captivity, it is better adapted to living in an aquarium, tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. It is also better able to handle shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred Sprung’s Hollywood Stunner corals, you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable.
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