Animal Stories - Blue Coral

Animal-World Information about: Blue Coral

   The beautiful skeleton of the exotic Blue Coral is usually hidden, unless it gets broken in rough sea storms!
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jacoc - 2011-03-19
"Its interior becomes blue due the coral's ability to extract iron from surrounding water into a blue salt that is deposited onto the skeleton."

Please in captivity where would this coral get iron from..?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-06-24
    Although iron is not a commonly added nutrient like calcium and iodine, it can be maintained. Iron has been found to be particularly useful in aquariums with macroalgae, but could also be used by the blue coral if levels are kept high enough. You can read more about this at
  • chris - 2020-04-13
    It is in your salt mix.
chris - 2020-04-13
I have a colony that is 18 years old. It is growing under bright LEDs with medium flow in a fairly high nutrient tank. It does not like very low phosphate. It this point I have it growing all over my 75 gallon reef and up the back glass. I love it because wherever it is there is no algae 😁

Stephanie - 2010-06-04
I wish I had one ;-)

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  • Anonymous - 2011-11-25
    I have been growing this species for roughly 7 years, it started about the size of a quarter and has grown over 20 inches tall and 25 inches wide. Often overlooked cuz of its color but gives a reef tank a beautiful natural look.