Blastomussa LPS Coral Origin: Indo pacific[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] - Islands of the Indopacific including Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef.[/FONT] Common names: Blastomussa Scientific name: Blastomussa My particular blasto (shown above) has no definite ID so, a scientific name is impossible. There are more common species available in the trade, such as, blastomussa merleti, blastomussa wellsi. They come in a vast array of colors, so, this thread will speak in a general sense. Here is an example of color variety. blastomussa - Google Image Search Temperment: Mine has exhibited low to no aggressiveness. Even under fire from the zoanthids pictured above. It has since been moved. Water quality: As with most of our inhabitants preferrably these parameters listed. Keep Ca and alk at recommended levels for skeletal growth. Reef parameters and recommended/desired levels. Salinity/specific gravity-1.025ppm or 35ppt temp.-78-82 PH-8.1-8.3 Ammonia/NH3-0 Nitrite/NO2-0 Nitrate/NO3-0 Phosphate/PO4-0 Magnesium/Mg-1400-1500ppm Alk/dKH/KH-7-14. Calcium/Ca-380-500ppm Hardiness: Medium. Advanced novice-->Experienced. Mine has faired well through a couple of bad times. An overall water quality should be kept and will ensure hardiness when thosebad times hit. I cannot attest to how this coral will do under elevated nitrate levels. And/or nitrate levels that are higher than desired @ 20-50 ppm. Mine has recently been stung by my galaxea and is recovering nicely. Current: Low/moderate. The flesh is soft and can be torn easily. Feeding requirements: Zooxanthellae(see lighting). These are photosynthetic eaters. Although, they have mouths and will accept meaty foods. Mine get supplemental feedings maybe 5 times a year. Besides all of the other random scraps it may get lucky enough to catch. Lighting: Mod to high lighting. Although I would imagine that it can do OK with lower lighting because of its origin. Frag difficulty:Moderately Difficult. I have never fragged mine. By looking at it. The coral can be closed and the skeleton can be cut to individual polyps. A dremel would be a good cutting tool. Personal observations: It has been a slow/steady grow to win the race. If I walk by the tank and see it closed, I do a quick checklist and make sure it wasn't just a hermit crab. Through my lighting woes the last couple of months it has changed coloration slightly. I have had this coral over a year and would be pretty bummed if anything happened to it. Got blasto???????????????? Lets see 'em.