The Pink Watermelon Chalice is perhaps the best looking chalice in our collection with insanely bright coloration. This pink and blue watermelon chalice can develop a very unique pigment pattern within its corallite mouth areas.
The coral sports a Orange Red ray pattern travels outward from the mouth, resembling a watermelon, hence its name. It has yellow eyes that look like the seeds of the fruit.
The surface of the coral is rough with many bumps that are colored bright pink. Between these pink bumps there is a bluish grey pigment that develops within valleys. The leading growth edge is bright fluorescent green which is typical of the Watermelon chalice corals.
The ‘Pink Watermelon’ chalice coral is a truly spectacular colony of Echinophyllia echinoporoides found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. In general, species of Echinophyllia has an encrusting growth where their colonies can form folds or cups, that will grow and encrust to any surface, including the aquarium glass.
It is recommended adding Pink Watermelon chalice Chalice to an established reef tank. Like most Chalice Echinophyllia family, it will require moderate lighting and low to moderate waterflow. If they are exposed to strong waterflow, their tentacles wiill not go out, which in turn, will deprive them from feeding.
Proper spacing must also be maintained with regards to nearby corals. The Pink Watermelon Chalice are equipped with sweeper tentacles, where it can extend, invade and sting nearby corals.
Diet & Nutrition: The Pink Watermelon Chalice Echinophyllia gets much of its nutrition from the symbiotic zooxanthellae living within their tissues. However, we still recommend you do supplemental feeding by adding mysis and brine shrimp.