:  Oculinidae
Taxonomy: Scleractinia: Oculinidae (Stony Corals)
Body Form: Oculinids produce distinctive skeletons with septa that are unique in the Scleractinia.
Diet: Some have zooxanthellae and others are entirely heterotrophic.    Care Level:  easy to difficult
Natural History: Oculinids are found in widely variable reef conditions. Inshore reef areas with more protected environments are where Galaxea (a Pacific genus) are found in greater abundance. Oculina, an Atlantic genus, is a very commonm coral and very hardy, unlike the Pacific genera of Galaxea and Acrhelia. The Pacific genus' are prone to brown jelly infections and necrosis. The Atlantic Oculina are very tolerant of a variety of aquarium conditions, and can be zooxanthellate (algae symbiotic) or azooxanthellate (not algae symbiotic - deep water).
Galaxea - Green
Galaxea - Green/Brown
Galaxea - Moss Green


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