• Wall Hammer (Euphyllia ancora)

    Large Polyp Stony (LPS)
    The Hammer Coral is an LPS coral and is often referred to as Hammer or Anchor Coral. Its common names are derived from the appearance of its hammer-, or anchor-shaped tentacles. Its polyps are visible throughout the day and night and hide its skeletal base. Hammers come in many different color variations from colored tips such as purple, blue, gold, or etc. to completely green, orange, and etc.

    It is moderately difficult to maintain, but with proper water conditions in the aquarium, it will thrive. At night, its sweeper tentacles can extend stinging other species of corals and animals. Allow plenty of room between it and other neighboring corals not in the same family.

    Common Name: Wall Hammer

    Scientific Name: Euphyllia ancora

    Temperature pH Range Specific Gravity Lighting Water Flow
    74 - 80 8.0 - 8.4 1.023 - 1.025 Medium Low to Moderate

    Origin:
    Indo-Pacific

    Life Span:
    Intermediate

    Feeding and Diet Information:
    Hammers rely to a large extent on the products of their zooxanthellae, however, they also benefit from direct feeding in the form of plankton or brine shrimp.

    Temperament/Social Behavior:
    Very Aggressive

    Additional Temperament Info:
    Hammers are in the Euphyllia family which is one of the most aggressive LPS corals
    Availability:
    Easily Obtained

    Image source: Nick Hobgood, licensed via Wikicommons, Creative Commons Attribution


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