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General information – Although pipe organ coral has calcareous

skeleton it is soft coral. The pipe organ coral or by its scientific name

Tubipora musica is very similar and sometimes confused with the star

polyps coral or clove polyps coral probably because of their resembling

appearance. This beautiful coral come in many color variants such as

chestnut, Green, Red, pink, White and gray.  

Common Name - Organ Pipe Coral, Daisy Coral, Pipe Organ Coral 

Scientific Name - Tubipora musica 

Tubipora musica (Organ Pipe Coral)
Photo by: Claire Marty

Family - Tubiporidae 

Origin - South Pacific, Indo-Pacific  

Nutrition - Although the organ pipe coral benefit from its symbiotic algae zooxanthellae it should also be

fed with micro-plankton, coral foods or tiny frozen foods 2-3 per week.  

Behavior - Peaceful 

Maintenance and careOrgan Pipe Coral is non-aggressive towards the other marine aquarium

invertebrates but should be placed only in reef tanks near or on the bottom away from aggressive corals.

The musica is delicate coral so it is recommended to avoid direct strong water flow as it can damage its

body. The pipe organ coral requires Calcium, Iodine, Strontium and Trace elements.  

Water Parameters - Temperature: 72-78ºF; pH 8.1-8.4, Specific Gravity: 1.022-1.026  

Lighting- High 

Water flow- Medium to Strong