Whether you call it a Holy Grail, Dragon Soul, or any silly made up names, there’s no question that Euphyllia glabrescens have been one of the hottest corals in the aquarium hobby for the last couple years. We are fortunate to have several strains of very colorful, yellow to orange with green tip torch corals, one of which has grown enough that it’s overdue for some attention.
Grown from a single corallite in about two years, the dozen polyps on this very colorful torch coral have grown out of shape with the aquascape, and have accumulated a sizable population of benign flatworms. For this video we decided to bring viewers along with us as we both dip this wonderful Euphyllia to remove the uninvited pests, as well as ‘reshape’ the distribution of the corallites to better fit into our plan for the aquascape of the Euphyllia garden.
We knew that there was a lot of flatworms on this glabrescens, but we were not prepared to see the snowstorm flurry that became of the coral bath – the coral was opening up just fine before, perhaps it was a touch on the pale side, but hopefully the eviction will result in an even happier torch coral colony. We’re not alarmed by these flatworms as they are NOT the coral-eating kind, they don’t seem to affect or irritate most corals and as long as we stay on top of it with an annual dip inspection, we’ll be keeping pace with the rescaping needs of these fast growing corals anyway.
As you can see our nearly two year old Euphyllia garden is coming along very nicely and it’s probably due for a feature of its own, so make sure you’re subscribed to our youtube channel so you don’t miss any updates or videos.