This War Coral is WYSIWYG. Robust favites coral with low lighting demands. This easy to care for LPS is perfect near the sandbed.
Seasoned reef enthusiasts view the War Coral (Favites pentagona) as the perfect aquarium filler. It is a relatively abundant and hearty coral, and this gem has a rich velvet color on the outside and the inner head oozes with a rich turquoise.
The Favites 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. The Favites Corals are known to be extremely aggressive, expanding their sweeper tentacles at night that journey well beyond the base of the colony.
They are the most prolific and common coral in the world, and are very similar to the genus Favia, sharing some of the same common names, and this at times makes it difficult to differentiate between the two unique species. Favites Corals are found in a variety of color forms and polyp shapes.
The Favites Coral tend to be submassive to encrusting, sometimes forming irregular columns within the colony. Corallites are thin walled and angular.
The primary food source for the Favites Coral is the marine algae, also known as zooxanthellae, from which they receive the majority of its nutrition. Please note that the Favites Coral does need to be fed at the once a week, at the least, and grow quite well with regular feedings.
The average Favites 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.