Green Cup & Leptastrea Pack
Green Cup & Leptastrea Pack is a WYSIWYG! This 2 pack includes one purple and orange leptastrea frag and one green cup (pagoda) coral frag.
Leptastrea coral will stand out in any reef aquarium. It is easy to keep and will encrust over the rocks as it grows. Leptastrea is a member of the Faviidae family and are an LPS coral despite their small polyp size. This coral is in the LPS family, although its polyps are small enough that some might suggest it fits into the SPS group as well. These corals grow in dome shapes and come in many different color morphs. The Leptastrea coral can look quite furry, but these polyps can suck in tightly, showing the green centers clearly.
Although symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae hosted within them supply most of their nutritional requirements through photosynthesis they do benefit from supplemental feedings of Oyster-Feast, mysis shrimp, or finely chopped meaty foods.
The Turbinaria Corals are large polyp stony (LPS) corals. Depending upon the species, they are referred to as a Cup, Pagoda, Turban, Vase, or Scroll Corals. The genus name, Turbinaria, is derived from the Greek word turbinatus (cone-shaped) because it 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. It may grow horizontally or vertically. Although the Turbinaria Corals may be bright yellow, green, brown, gray, or cream, this particular specimen is green. A number of species may extend their polyps during the day or night while in an aquarium.
Turbinaria sp. vary in the amount of care they require. Those that are highly convoluted or thin plates are the most difficult to care for. Others, like this one, make excellent candidates for the novice reef aquarist. 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 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 or plankton.