Rainbow John Deere Leptastrea
Rainbow John Deere Leptastrea is WYSIWYG. Leptastrea is an encrusting coral that’s easy to care for and not demanding of lighting requirements. This great encrusting LPS 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 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.