The Carnation Tree Coral is difficult to keep but may be worth the effort because it is quite beautiful. It is found in a variety of flamboyant colors with red or orange being the most common. If you do not buy one attached to a small rock you will need to mount it to one with coral glue to keep it stationary.

This coral should be placed in a low light area with good flow. The most difficult thing about caring for this coral is proper feeding. It should be target fed twice a day with small micron phytoplankton and zooplankton. This can be accomplished by cutting the bottom off a large soda bottle, placing the bottle over the coral and injecting food through the top.