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Photo of the Week - Trachyphyllia geoffroyi

"Trachys" as they are known in the trade are great additions to the reef tank. They are colorfast and hardy if given amenable conditions. They should be placed on the sand bed as the polyp is easily damaged by rockwork. They prefer fairly weak full spectrum lighting, with actinic supplements to really bring out those metallic streaks. Flow should be gentle and random. When healthy they will extend tentacles at night, and will accept remarkably large chunks of food. Krill and chopped marine meaty foods are usually greedily gobbled up. Feeding should happen weekly, and care should be taken when feeding to keep them from being "robbed" by ornamental shrimps and bold fish.