The Green & Red Favia Coral is a unique color variety boasting a striking vibrant red and contrasting green/blue coloration. The Green & Red Favia Coral is a type of LPS large polyp stony coral often referred to as Pineapple, Brain, Closed Brain, or Honeycomb Coral.
Favia corals are the most common and prolific coral in the world and are very similar to the genus Favites. Sharing many of the same common names further complicates the distinction between Favia and Favites corals. Favia corals are found in various color forms and polyp shapes. "Pineapple Coral" is the name commonly given to those that have smaller circular patterns.
Favia corals are aggressive, expanding their sweeper tentacles at night well beyond the base. It is important to leave space between them and neighbors in the reef aquarium. Caring for Favia corals is relatively easy, if provided proper conditions, making them excellent choices for the beginner to expert reef hobbyist.
Favia corals require moderate aquarium lighting conditions achieved by T-5s, powerful LEDs or the more intense metal halides. For continued good health, calcium, magnesium, strontium, and other trace elements should be added to the water. Along with proper lighting and water quality, provide Favia corals with moderate or medium water movement.
The Green & Red Favia Coral will satisfy the majority of its nutritional requirements by means of photosynthetic, symbiotic zooxanthellae algae hosted within the body. However, the Green & Red Favia Coral will benefit from the addition of supplemental food in the form of micro-plankton or brine shrimp, fed twice per week in the evening while its tentacles are visible.
Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1-1/2"