The Black Sun Coral is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral. This coral should be placed in a sheltered area with low light and only moderate water flow. The Black Sun Coral is hardy but requires special care in feeding. Like many low light corals, it does not contain symbiotic Zooxanthellae algae and thus must be regularly fed.

Feeding consists of using a coral feeder to deposit brine shrimp or micro-plankton directly into each polyp a minimum of 2-3 times a week. Feed in the evening after lights out when the coral extends its polyps. If its polyps are extended during the day it is an indication of hunger. This coral is fragile and should only be picked up by its stony base to avoid damaging its tubes.