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One of our all time favorite corals, Trachyphyllia radiata, in a rainbow of colors.

We thought we would do some teasing, and display some of the incredible color variation showing up on open brain corals in the US market. These are typically collected in deeper water than their close relatives, Trachyphyllia geoffroyi, with an average collection depth of 30-40 meters.

By far one of the easiest large polyp stony corals for aquarists to start with and keep for decades, these solitary corals do best on the substrate, or bottom of the aquarium, require low to medium PAR levels (75-150), prefer regular feedings of large micron/ large food items such as chopped clam, chopped mussel, chopped fish flesh, LRS Reef Frenzy, or similar high quality frozen foods, 2-3 times per week.

As with most corals in captivity, stable tropical temperatures near 78°F, stable near natural specific gravity (1.025-1.0264/ 35ppt), and stable calcium (420-440ppm), magnesium (1360-1440ppm), and alkalinity (7.5-8.5dkH) are advised.

Avoid fish that nip, such as butterflyfish, and angelfish, as these corals regularly fall victim to opportunistic feeders such as these.


Welcome to Advanced Aquatic Ecosystems!

Paracentropyge boylei image via Yi-Kai Tea.

We are in the process of upgrading our website, and will be a work in progress. Please be patient, and check in regularly for us to be fully updated, and fully operational.

We specialize in rare, aberrant, and deepwater ornamental marine fish acquisitions for the public and private aquarium trade.

We are uploading a vast amount of specialty life support equipment, additives, testing equipment, custom aquariums, and general aquarium supplies to the webpage as well.

Chartered dives will resume November of 2020, barring any pandemic issues, and we anticipate some amazing twilight dives for long awaited fish and inverts!


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