Oculina diffusais commonly referred to as Diffuse ivory bush coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Animale non indicato per i neofiti. A aquarium size of at least 750 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Oculina diffusa are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Oculina diffusa, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Oculina diffusa, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Special thanks for the photo to George "Keoki" Stender from Hawaii.
Characters: Colonies are compact or prostrate clumps of short, thin, highly fused, branches. Corallites are up to 5 millimetres diameter and have neat round exsert walls. Long and short septa only slightly alternate. Costae form fine striae over the coenosteum surface.
Colour: Tan with dark calices. Azooxanthellate colonies are white.