The Turbinaria peltata also known as Cup Coral or Pagoda Cup Coral is small polyp stony (SPS) coral. Turbinaria peltata usually grows in a conical or cup shape while living on the reef. It may also be found in the form of cups, ruffled ridges, plates, vases, or scrolls. Although the Turbinaria Corals may be bright yellow, green, brown, gray, or cream, the base of this Blue Cup Coral is light-blue, and it has blue-creme polyps. Depending on the conditions that it is exposed to, it can grow horizontally or vertically.
The Turbinarias vary in the amount of care they require. Those that are highly convoluted or have thin plates are the most difficult to care for. It is a peaceful reef inhabitant and does not bother other corals that are placed in close proximity to it. However, it should still be provided with ample space away from other corals because it does grow quickly. It will require moderate lighting combined with moderate to strong water movement within the aquarium. For its continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.It will benefit from additional food in the form of brine shrimp, zooplankton or cyclop eeze.