Anchor coral is like other Euphyllia coral but is distinguished by its tentacles with anchor shaped tips. There many color variations including blue, gold, orange, green and others. It derives most of its nutrition from the photosynthesis of symbiotic Zooxanthellae algae living inside its tissue, so moderate to high lighting is needed for good growth and coloration.

It prefers indirect water flow that gently moves its tentacles. Keep Anchor Coral away from the other corals because its sweeper tentacles can extend up to six inches at night may sting them. Anchor coral will benefit from the feeding of zooplankton and small bits of meaty food twice a week. It is susceptible to brown jelly disease, but this can generally be avoided by maintaining high water quality.