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Absolutely Naturals


Difficulty: Easy
Light Level: Low -Medium
Water Flow: Low
Latin Name: Favia sp.
Common Name: Pineapple Coral, Moon Coral
Foods: Amino Acids, Rotifers, Phytoplankton, Powdered Coral Foods, Small Meaty Foods



This brain coral is great for beginners as it is very forgiving in regards to water parameters and lighting/flow. Favias are found in a wide a variety of colorations. The only downside is the slow growing nature of these corals.

As with most L.P.S (Large Polyp Stony) Corals, Favia does better in areas of medium/low light combined with low flow. These corals are also able to tolerate higher levels of nitrate and phosphate compared to S.P.S. in some cases L.P.S corals do better in conditions with higher levels of nutrients. Tanks with low nutrients may require dosing of coral foods such as amino acids, rotifers, phyto plankton, and powdered coral foods. L.P.S with their larger mouth is also able to consume small pellets and small pieces of frozen food. Being a stony coral requires adequate levels of calcium, alkalinity, magnesium, and trace elements are necessary for proper health. Regular testing and dosing of levels are imperative for long-term success.

Ideal Reef Parameters (L.P.S)

Specific gravity: 1.023-1.025
Calcium: 400-450 ppm
Alkalinity: 8-11 DKH
Magnesium: 1200-1400 ppm
Nitrate: 1-10 ppm
Phosphate: 0.03-0.07 ppm

Regular price $124.99
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