Care of the Blue Gold Chalice Coral is fairly straightforward as long as you maintain pristine water conditions. The Blue Gold Chalice Coral prefers horizontal placement in areas of low to moderate light and water movement. Keep in mind that the Blue Gold Chalice Coral can readily adapt to different amounts of lighting achieved by T-5s, powerful LEDs or the more intense metal halides. Typically, this slow-growing coral species is known to exhibit both an encrusting habit when placed near aquarium glass, as well as a plating habit when housed in open areas.
The Blue Gold Chalice Coral can produce sweeper tentacles that can harm more docile corals and invertebrates. Be sure to provide sufficient space between the Colored Chalice Coral and other corals because of its semi-aggressive temperament.
The Blue Gold Chalice Coral feeds mostly at night. Though feeding is not necessary, it benefits from small pieces of meaty marine food, such as baby brine shrimp, copepods, or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. For continued good health, the Blue Gold Chalice Coral benefits from the addition of calcium, strontium, iodine, magnesium and trace elements to the water column.