Euphyllia Torch Coral Care

The Torch Coral is very popular in the reef aquarium hobby, and for good reason, as it is incredibly beautiful. Torch corals can come in some incredible colors such as neon green, deep purple, and the highly desirable golden tip torch.

The Euphyllia Torch Coral is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral, often referred to as Trumpet Coral or Pom-Pom Coral. It has long and flowing polyps with single rounded colored tips, which are visible throughout the day and night, hiding its branching skeletal base most of the time. Colors vary widely ranging from yellow, red, brown, and green.

They thrive best with moderate lighting and moderate waterflow. Provide plenty of room between the Euphyllia Torch Coral and other sessile animals, since at night, its sweeper tentacles can extend up to several inches from its base and can damage or kill nearby corals, so it is important to be aware of placement at all times. 

Overall, the Torch Coral is an excellent coral for an intermediate aquarist looking to add some complexity and color into a reef tank.