Dragon Soul Favia

$35.00

This Dragon Soul Favia is a two head WYSIWYG frag approximately 2″.  Hearty and colorful LPS coral with low lighting demands.  This easy to care for LPS is perfect near the sandbed and will adjust to a broad range of lighting if acclimated slowly. Favia are a great coral for beginners or even the seasoned aquarist looking for a classic, low-demand coral to complete their collection.

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Description

Dragon Soul Favia

This Dragon Soul Favia is a two head WYSIWYG frag approximately 2″.  Hearty and colorful LPS coral with low lighting demands.  This easy to care for LPS is perfect near the sandbed and will adjust to a broad range of lighting if acclimated slowly. Favia are a great coral for beginners or even the seasoned aquarist looking for a classic, low-demand coral to complete their collection.

Husbandry

These are very interesting looking corals that come in a multitude of color variations. Favias are part of the very large family of brain corals. These corals are commonly called Moon Coral, Green Moon Coral, Pineapple Coral, Brain Coral, and Star Coral. The Favia Corals are a large polyp stony (LPS) corals that closely resemble the human brain and therefore often referred to as Brain, Closed Brain, Pineapple or Honeycomb Coral.  Favias have been known to let out long sweeper tentacles at night and possibly sting neighbors. Favia corals have a large round like or dome like shaped colonies. Favia coral colorations are frequently green, yellow and brown but can also be found in other colors or a mix of colors like orange, blue, and red.  Actinic lights will also help bring out the color in Favia corals.

Feeding and placement

The primary food source for the Favia Coral is the marine algae, also known as zooxanthellae, from which they receive the majority of its nutrition. Please note that the Favia Coral does need to be fed at the once a week, at the least, and grow quite well with regular feedings. The average Favia Coral colony is the most successful when it is able to colonize a sharp rocky surfaces. It is advised that you place the coral onto lowest lit point of your tank and move them to brighter areas over time to see, after they’ve had some time to get comfortable with their environment. Favia corals have a thick coral skeleton and can use a lot of calcium and alkalinity.   Due to this the aquarist should test levels at least weekly to maintain good growth and health.