Pink Elephant Palythoa


Genus: Palythoa
Palythoa sp.
Color: Pink, Green, Blue

Coral Care

Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Lighting: Medium
Flow: Medium
Photo courtesy of: Reeffarmers


The Pink Elephant Palythoa has a very unique pigmentation pattern for a soft coral polyp. Tentacles can develop bright pink pigments that contain brighter bands. They can appear to be pink striped tentacles. The outer to mid areas of the polyp disk develops bright fluorescent green pigmentation that tends to develop within valleys. This can give the appearance of radiating bright green rays. The inner disk mouth area contains bluish pigments, while the mouth itself can also develop some green. Photo and text courtesy of Reeffarmers.