Featured Coral – Black Torch Coral

For many, the black torch coral (Euphyllia glabrescensis) is considered to be one of the rarest color variations for torch corals in the aquarium trade.  It’s moniker comes from the coral’s dark, almost black tentacles that wave in the water beneath vivid, contrasting goldish to yellowish tips. The Euphyllia Torch Coral is classified by aquarists as a large polyp stony (LPS) coral.  It has long and flowing polyps with single rounded tips which are visible throughout the day and night, hiding its branching skeletal base most of the time.  Typically, it is sold in shades of brown or green with a contrasting color on the tips on its tentacles. E. glabrescensis is considered to be one of, if not the most desirable Euphyllia species to keep in