Kenya Tree Coral Care Guide

Capnella, commonly known as “Cauliflower'' or “Kenya Tree corals,” are soft corals in the Nephtheidae family. They are typically cream, gray, pink, green, or brown in color.  Besides adding beautiful movement to their environment, they are also valued for their ability to tolerate most reef conditions. Kenya Tree corals are a great choice for the new hobbyist.

Kenya Tree corals can thrive under a variety of lighting conditions. We recommend 100-150 PAR.  Bear in mind that most corals can be gradually adapted to lighting conditions outside of their normal preferences. Kenya Tree corals also prefer moderately strong water flow.

Through their symbiotic relationship with a photosynthetic algae, known as zooxanthellae, they receive many of their nutrients. Kenya Tree corals may benefit from supplemental weekly feedings of micro-plankton and other foods designed for filter-feeding invertebrates. To maintain good health, iodine, strontium and other trace elements should be monitored and added as needed. If you notice a branch of your Kenya Tree coral swells up and falls off, there’s no need to worry. This is how they reproduce. The branch will attach itself to a substrate and a new Kenya Tree coral will grow.

When placing your Kenya Tree coral, please remember that these corals aren't really aggressive corals, but have the potential to release chemicals that could damage other corals that are too close. Be sure to provide enough personal space for your Kenya Tree corals to grow and thrive.

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