Name that coral!
04 Nov, 2022
Fragile Mushroom Coral
Plant City, Florida
Geographic Origin: Indo-Pacific
Light Level: Low to Moderate
Flow Level: Moderate
Care Level: Intermediate
Notes: This coral is commonly referred to as a plate coral in the aquarium hobby. Its scientific name has changed from Diaseris fragilis to Cycloseris fragilis.
According to Chris Meckley at ACI: This LPS species’ coral skeleton is fragile, as noted in its name. It generally grows in a circular form made up of wedge-shaped portions that are clearly visible; these natural divisions can be used to fragment and propagate the coral with little effort. This species is also known to inflate its polyp to try to move itself to a desired location.
This particular specimen is a wild import, and is not being farmed at ACI.