Chalice Coral – Fit for a King
Chalice coral, another category of LPS coral, are an increasingly rare asset for any reef aquarist to keep in their tanks. Unique colors and patterns are what drive interest in these corals, but due to recent shipping bans around Indonesia and Fiji these are becoming harder to find.
Fortunately, we’ve got what you need here at Koral Kingdom. Chalice corals aren’t very difficult to maintain with the proper foresight and precautions and when you let them grow they can be immensely rewarding.
Chalice corals can be a bit aggressive, but luckily we’ve got the information you’ll need below to ensure you can make these a successful part of your tank.
WHAT ARE THE LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVE CORAL CHALICES?
Chalice corals prefer low to moderate light, around 50-100 PAR. They will go towards the bottom of your tank. Specifically, they thrive under stable water parameters.
DO I NEED TO FEED MY CHALICE CORAL?
Chalice corals have photosynthetic algae in their cells, providing them with a lot of extra energy from sunlight, however, they can still be fed. Their feeding progress can be difficult to ascertain as they lack polyphs; chalices instead make use of their mucus coat to capture and pull food to their mouths.
- Special Coral Reef Food (Reef Roids)
- Brine Shrimp, Krill, Plankton & Copepods
- Rotifers, Bloodworms & Lancefish
- Red Sea AB+
- Amino Acids and Trace Elements
Since your food mixture will be generally thicker and heavier than your water, using a turkey baster or pipette to shoot it at your chalice coral should do the trick. The chalice will then use its mucus exterior to feed itself. It's fascinating to see and will help keep your chalice coral healthy and thriving.
HOW TO DEAL WITH AGGRESSIVE SPECIES
Chalice corals are one of the more aggressive coral species. Sweeper tentacles aren’t commonly seen however any contact between these and another coral will produce volatile results. Make sure to give chalices enough space between themselves and other coral, and factor in their expected growth when doing so.
Shop Koral Kingdom for Top-Rated Chalice Coral Today
Koral Kingdom is home to some of the top live coral chalice for sale online. Whether you're looking for your first beginner coral or you're an experienced aquarist just looking for a new addition to your tank, we've got the exact chalice you’re looking for.
Our dedicated team of expert aquarists propagates each of our chalice corals to ensure they're healthy and stable, ensuring you'll get an ideal chalices specimen right on your doorstep when it arrives. Not to mention, our chalice for sale are part of our WYSIWYG collection – meaning you'll be able to pick out the exact frag you want for your tank. Be sure to read more tips for taking care of your live coral chalice on our process page, or feel free to contact us. Our expert team is always happy to help.