Acquired: Fish / pet store,
Worked with fish (didn’t own)
Portland, California, United States
Posted Sep 12, 2015
This was one of my first large polyp stony (LPS) corals. I ran 4 HO T5 bulbs and under these lights my hammer grew and had nice colors. It would sometimes grab shrimp when I was feeding my fish but got most of its nutrients from the T5's through photosynthesis. I did have to be careful though because how far it opened up varied and when I put it too close to other corals it would sting them. It was a pretty even match for my rose anemone which could move if needed so that's where it ended up in the tank. I had success placing it mid-level in my tank and in the sand, in a 55 gallon.