View Full Version : Show you Euphylla coral

12-23-2009, 05:31 PM
Just like the title says, show you Euphylla. This is easily turning into my favorite species of coral
Here's the 2 that we have

This is a 6 head branching purple tipped frogspawn.
This is under 4x39 HO t5, 2x14000K and 2xatcentic

This is our newest addition, a 12 head green tipped branching hammer
This is under a 250 watt 14000K HQI

We plan on adding a few more as room allows since they are fairly agressive

12-23-2009, 11:32 PM
Nice corals! I especially like the hammer!

Here are some of my euphyllia's:

Euphyllia sp. (purchased as E. cristata but more likely a different species. I consider it to be an unspecified euphyllia species, possible frogspawn x hammer hybrid), one of the very first corals I purchased. It exists in four different locations in my tank (due to intentional and unintentional fragging)

Green-tipped Brown Torch


Green Torch:

Euphyllia's are among my favorite LPS (large-polyp, stoney) corals. I find them to be very hardy with a decent growth rate.

12-23-2009, 11:33 PM
We plan on adding a few more as room allows since they are fairly agressive

Euphyllia's pack a strong punch and will usually win against other LPS and SPS corals if both are in range of each other's sweeper tentacles which are laden with stinging nematocyst cells.

Here's one of my Euphyllia sp. zapping a small cluster of pulsating xenia a few inches away with a sweeper (which can extend to about 6 inches away). Fortunately, xenia are mobile (albeit very slow) and this one eventually (and very slowly) 'crawled' out of range:

12-23-2009, 11:51 PM
They are gorgeous...:1luvu:

12-24-2009, 12:14 PM
Thank you Rue and Kaybee. Those look awesome. The funny thing is I've never seen any sweepers from our frogspawn or hammer. When we have our 29 gallon our frogspawn was only a few inches away from our open brain and neither one fought. They were that close for several months, too.

In fact the only thing we have that regularly extends long sweepers is our favia. As soon as the lights are out the sweepers are extended and I bet they are close to 3-4 inches long, and nothing is around it because I was warned about the sweepers when I bought it

12-25-2009, 08:25 PM
To add to the list Euphies, here are mine

This is my yellow tipped purple Torch, it's starting to get huge and takes the center area in my reef.

I was sold this Euphy as Hammer but it also looks like a frogspawn so I think this maybe one of the hybrids Kaybee is talking about as well.

here's a top view of both and since they dont fight eachother I can put them close together.

Im also a on a waiting list to get a blue walling Hammer in a couple of months so I will get a pic when I get it. :)

12-27-2009, 05:11 PM
Great shots! I like the placement that you have them in.

12-28-2009, 12:56 AM
Awesome coral milt.

We just traded 2 heads of Our frogspawn for a large orange acro colony.

little hawaii
12-28-2009, 01:13 AM
I'm not a salt guy and I'm not quit sure what i'm looking at. This frog spawn stuff is like a hard corral and these things come out to feed or what? What do they eat?

12-28-2009, 01:30 AM
All this coral pictured here are a type of large polyp stony corals. What you see in the pictures are the polyps that come out during the day. These polyps contain the photosynthetic algae that provide the food for the coral. The coral will also eat large meaty food like mysis shrimp and even clams, but its not necessary to keep them alive and well. I personally haven't feed my frogspawn or hammer in several months and they are still very healthy

01-07-2010, 04:34 AM
Are these (which I really like) what is called softies?
I makes sense to me.

01-07-2010, 04:39 AM
No, These are what are called LPS (long polyp stony) corals.

01-07-2010, 05:09 AM
No, These are what are called LPS (long polyp stony) corals.

logic has failed me

02-08-2010, 12:46 AM
great pics all of you! they are so beautiful! im a begginer in sw tanks so not the species for me but in the future.thumbs2: