Moon Stone Favia - $40 (Monroe)

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condition: new
make / manufacturer: coralSLover
model name / number: LPS
size / dimensions: 1 Head

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Moon Stone Favia has bright teal center (mouth), and mix of colors teal, blue and light pink body. Large heads around 1" in size.
Common names for Favia corals are moon coral, green moon coral, brain coral, closed brain coral, and star coral. Favia corals are one of the most prolific coral species in the world.
When it comes to diversity, it is hard to think of a more visually diverse group of corals than Favia and Favites. These brain corals develop multiple growth forms and come in just about every color and pattern imaginable.
Medium to high lighting would serve this species of brain coral well. Favites do not change its coloration much depending on the lighting provided unlike many other stony corals. Favites may require a longer acclimation period to intense lighting such as metal halides.
We recommend keeping the coral in a relatively low flow area of the reef display. Too much flow could cause this particular species to become stressed and not extend fully.
Like most coral, Favites rely to a large extent on the products of their zooxanthellae, however, in our experience, they also benefit from direct feeding. There are a variety of frozen fish foods available that make outstanding meals for Favia. We like to feed a mixture of meaty foods such as shrimp, fish, and squid with vitamin additives and highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFA). The size of the food must be small enough that the polyp can fully ingest it. Favites typically have smaller mouths than Favia.

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