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This Frogspawn data sheet gives you basic information about the common names, scientific names and water parameters required by this species. In addition, you can find Frogspawn information such as diet, determining sex, breeding, distribution and compatibility.
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Frogspawn (LPS Corals)

 

Classification: Caryophylliidae

 

Coral Type : LPS Corals

 

Common Name: Frogspawn

 

Alt Common Name: Frogspawn Coral

 

Distribution: Indo-Pacific

 

Lighting Requirements : This coral requires medium to high intensity lighting. This coral has been reported to grow under power compact lighting, T5HO lighting and metal halide lighting.

 

Aggression: Particularly aggressive around other LPS and SPS corals. This coral will need to be trimmed from time to time to avoid encroachment.

 

Hardiness: A fairly easy LPS to keep. Can grow under a wide variety of lighting and flow conditions.

 

Growth Pattern : Grows quickly in a cluster. Many report metal halide lighting greatly increases growth rate.

 

Nutrition: Feed weekly with micro-plankton or brine shrimp.

 

Supplements Required: This coral benefits from the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

 

Care Difficulty: 3/10

   
Very Easy
Moderate
Very Difficult

 

Water Flow Requirements :

     
None
Low
Moderate
High

 

Temperature Range: 72°F - 82°F

     
74
76
78
80
82
84

 

Additional Information : The frogspawn coral is a relatively easy to grow for a LPS coral. Frogspawn has a branching skeleton and green or brown soft tissue that looks very much like frogs eggs. This is where the frogspawn gets its name from. Frogspawns are good for those just entering into LPS because they grow well and are hearty. Care should be taken because the frogspawn can pack a powerful sting. The frogspawn should be kept away from other corals and only handled with gloves.

 

Propagation Information : This coral is a branching type so it is very easy to frag. A simple pair of side cutters can be used to cut heads off the skeletal structure.

 

Toxicity Information : This species is toxic and has toxic tentacles that emrge at night.

 

 

 

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