Aside from the gorgeous magenta skirt, the real stunning trait of this Blastomussa is the bright metallic quicksilver ring that surrounds its deep blue center. The mouth is a yellow-green coloration, giving this piece an extra punch when it comes to color contrast.
We purchased this Blastomussa as a single polyp many years ago at a coral trade show, attracted to its bright silver ring. It took many months for it to grow its first few polyps, and a few more months before the first frag was made for sale. However, once fragged it began to show more steady growth. Now it grows just as well as all of our other Blastomussa Merlettis in the farm! So don't be discouraged if it takes awhile for it to start growing. It will in due time.
Blastomussa Merlettis are great corals for nano aquariums due to their smaller polyp size. They grow much more steadily compared to their larger polyped Wellsi counterparts, thus making them an enjoyable and fun coral to watch over time.
LC Magnetos Blastommusa Merletti Mini-Chunk, WYSIWYG
Intermediate level coral. Best tried after you've had success with a few other easier corals first and have an understanding of basic reef chemistry such as keeping salinity, alkalinity, calicium, and magnesium levels consistent. The coral itself is easy to care for if you test for these parameters for your reef.
A moderate grower! Increased growth with feeding such as Benepets.
Prefers to be kept in lower lighting conditions.
Currently kept under Kessil A360X units. Mounting height 24" above water line. 12:00PM - 10:00PM at 100% blue intensity.
Prefers to be kept in low to medium flow.
Currently kept with two Maxspect Gyre 350s Pumps on an 8' raceway.
Brightwell's Amino Acids, Lugols, Replenish, Restor, Potassion, KoralColor.
Benepets Coral Food.