View Full Version : Symphyllia success?

01/08/2015, 06:08 PM
Hi Everyone,
I've been seeing a lot of really cool Symphyllia brain corals around (particularly Symphyllia agaricia) and I was wondering what their success rate in captivity was. I ask this because sites like Liveaquaria say that this is an easy coral to take care of but then when read on sites like this one there's only forums about these corals dying. Stories of success, failure, and pictures would be great.

Edit: Sorry, I posted this in the wrong place. I have posted it in the general LPS forums

01/24/2015, 07:45 PM
well, I've had my brain now for 6 weeks. He seems very healthy...

The only advice LFS gave me was to put him on a rock, as he's alive on all 360 degrees. Not sure if this is true or not, but i took their advice & put him up on my florida keys live rock.


this was 48 hours after transfer. He easily doubles in size when relaxed.

He does however produce a good amount of mucus, still trying to figure out what it means. I know they use it to shed silt & what not.