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
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 care – Organ 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
Water flow- Medium to Strong