The offspring of Dipsastraea amicorum are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Dipsastraea amicorum, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Dipsastraea amicorum, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Colonies are massive and usually small. Corallites are plocoid to tubular. Budding is primarily extratentacular. Costae are equal and well developed. Paliform lobes are usually poorly developed. Columellae are small and compact. Tentacles are extended only at night.
Color: Usually brown, cream or green with pale oral discs.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments, especially reef backs protected from strong wave action.
Similar Species: Barabattoia laddi, which has longer corallites and alternating costae.