Capnella sp. - Kenya Tree Coral
Family - Nephtheidae
Order - Alcyonacea
Length - Will grow as much as possible
Recognition - White stem and branches with brown tentacles
Habitat - Coral Reefs
Behavior - Omnivore
Residency - Indian and Pacific Oceans
Life Span - Indefinite
Of Special Note - The Kenya Tree Coral is one of the easiest corals to keep in a home aquarium. It is also one of the fastest growing and it can easily be propagated or "fragged" by cutting a branch off and attaching it to a rock. Unlike some other corals, this one gets most of its energy from planktonic feeding and its diet should be supplemented with foods like marine snow or phytoplankton.
The Kenya Tree Coral prefers moderate lighting and medium water flow, but will adapt to a variety of conditions. It can be placed at any level in the tank, but you should take care that it does not overrun your aquarium. It is semi-aggressive and may attack other corals if they are placed too close.
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