Thumbnail picture of a Duncan coral.

Duncan Coral


Duncanopsammia axifuga is a large polyp stony coral that comes from the waters around Australia.

Picture of a Duncan coral.

Duncanopsammia axifuga from my reef tank.

Duncan corals do need strong light since they are photosynthetic but not nearly as strong a light as small polyped stony corals. They also need to eat some plankton on a regular basis. Otherwise they can be hardy and beautiful aquarium inhabitants.

Unfortunately the specimen shown in the picture has died during a long power blackout.

Further Readings:

A Duncanopsammia axifuga on Wikipedia.
Last updated: July 12, 2014

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