Our 1.5″ Waluigi Platygyra has beautiful violet and green highlights. Platygyra Brain Corals are also known as Maze Brain Corals or Worm Brain Corals. Platygyra colonies are usually massive and either dome-shaped or flattened, with various color shades of purple, green, brown, or gray and contrasting valleys which may be fluorescent under actinic lighting. Its genus name, Platygyra, was derived from the Greek words platys (flat) and gyros (wide circle), which describes the maze-like channels in its calcareous skeleton.
Like most other LPS corals, Platygyra brains require moderate waterflow, moderate to high lighting. It’s a semi-aggressive coral that extends sweeper tentacles at night, and should have a some amount of space between it and its neighbors. Platygyra brain can be fed meaty foods and can grow massive colonies fast, especially if fed directly. The Platygyra brain is a hardy and easy to care for coral making it a great beginner coral.
For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. It produces a large amount of mucus. It will benefit from additional food in the form of micro-plankton or brine shrimp fed in the evening while its tentacles are visible.