Aggressiveness Despite the large polyp size, dendrophyllia corals aren’t aggressive at all, but avoid placing them near other corals which can sting them — especially LPS species and their potent sweeper tentacles.
Water-flow Dendrophyllia corals naturally inhabit areas of moderate to high flow and this needs to be replicated in the reef tank. Adequate flow brings food to the polyps as well as supplying oxygen and keeping animal tissue clean, ridding it of mucous and detritus.
Lighting Low lighting is preferred (if a Par meter is available a Par level from 20 to 30).
Placement They should be put in areas of low lighting and, bearing in mind that dendrophyllia corals are often found in in deep waters often under cliffs or in cave like areas, specimens can also be placed upside down! Being suspended not only lends them a natural look but helps to prevent the accumulation of detritus and sand which can lead to tissue damage. The potential for accumulated sand to harm Dendrophyllia corals means that a sand bed site is risky unless placed this way.
Diet and Feeding This coral does not have any symbiotic algae residing within its tissue therefore it is 100% dependent upon direct target feeding. It is important to feed your Dendro 3 to 4 times a week and provide a delicate diet mixture of mysis shrimp (just the liquid from the shrimp) no actual shrimp, fish eggs, and sea food morsels. Ideally, one should defrost the mysis shrimp in saltwater and then using a turkey baster gently blow the liquid around the Coral. By providing a consistent diet, you should see your coral thriving in no time with small babies forming. For continued good health, calcium, strontium, and other trace elements should be added to the water.