Distribution: Indo, African and Australian reef zones although uncommonly found Coloration: Reds and greens though I've not seen only one specimen so far Care level: Medium difficulty Lighting requirements: Medium Flow: Medium to high SG: 1.023-1.026. Calcium: 400-500. Alk: 8-12. Magnesium: 1350-1500. Temperature: 76-82 Growth: Comparable to candy canes Blastomussa wellsi is a commonly collected species of coral although there seems to be little reference to it's genera relative the blastomussa merleti. These smaller blastos which I've come to refer to as "micro-blastos" share nearly all attributes with common blastos other than their distinctly smaller polyp size. Typical corallites form at about half the size of their larger cousins' with tighter branching forms coming as a result. Branches form in parallel arrays much more akin to candy canes than common blastos. Polyps are standard blasto form with a larger, colorful skirt surrounding a, generally, contrasting inner oral disc. This colony came to me about a year ago now and has since been grown, split, grown and split again. So far it's been extremely adaptive under nearly any type of lighting including metal halides, T5s or LEDS and it's shown great growth rates in nearly any type of flow. Like other large polyp stonies merletis will feast upon meaty foods and grow even faster as a reward. Fragging micro-blastos is very similar to candy canes due to their tight growth patterns and brittle branches.