Chaos Aquaculture Halloween Leptastrea
The Chaos Aquaculture Halloween Leptastrea is one of the most gorgeous encrusting corals anywhere! This lepta glows like a Jack O’Lantern! The coloration of this variety is unique as the base color is white, which is what gives the orange mouths and violet polyps their glow. Note, this frag is not WYSIWYG and the photo is an example of size and shape. Chaos Aquaculture’s Halloween Leptastrea frags are 1-1.5″ on average.
Leptastrea is an encrusting coral that’s easy to care for and does not need to be under very intense lighting. This great encruster will simply grow over whatever rock he’s placed on and doesn’t fuss. Great beginner coral!
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 the shape of a dome and come in many different color morphs. The Leptastrea coral can look quite furry, but these polyps can suck in tightly, showing tiny mouth shaped divots.
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.