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Pipe Organ Coral
(Tubipora musica)
Pipe Organ Coral
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Tan
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Aquacultured, Tonga
Lighting Moderate to High
Supplements Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
Placement All
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The Pipe Organ Coral is a soft coral, but is often referred to as a hard coral because of its red calcareous skeleton. Its common names may also include Organ Pipe Coral, or Daisy Coral. When its polyps are open, it is often confused with the star polyps or clove polyps because of their similar appearance. These corals do have the advantage over the other similar looking soft corals in that they will not spread across the rocks and crowd out other species.

Its behavior is peaceful because it lacks sweeper tentacles, and is safe to place near other peaceful corals. It will require a moderate to high light level combined with a medium to strong water movement within the aquarium. It is fragile, however, so it should not be positioned in currents which could displace or damage it. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, iodine, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within its body provides the majority of its nutritional requirements through photosynthesis. It can also be fed additional food such as phyto and zooplankton or baby brine shrimp.

Approximate Purchase Size: Tiny: 1" to 1-3/4" ; Small: 1-3/4" to 2-1/4"; Medium: 2" to 4-1/4"; Large: 4" to 5" Extra Large: 5" to 7" ; Aquacultured: 3/4" to 1-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

Marc H Lexington , KY
What a great coral. Mine came and all you saw for two days was the red skeleton. Then 3 days later it opened up and is absolutely beautiful. It has white to cream colored looking flowers, and it was a perfect addition to my tank!!!
Adam Columbia , SC
Amazing specimen for the price. So glad I bought it, as it provides a sharp contrast of color to my reef. Will definitely shop with F&S again.
William P Victoria , TX
Easy to keep. I have it at the bottom of the tank and it has already spread a few of its polyps to other areas of the tank as have some star polyps. Nice movement in the water flow.
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