We are pleased to announce the coral for week #6 of The Great Coral Giveaway!
We are giving away a coral a week for 6 weeks. To enter, all you have to do is like or leave a comment under the coral up for contention each week on our Facebook page.
Winners will be randomly selected each Friday during the entry period. Care instructions will be provided in the caption of each coral photo.
THE GREAT CORAL GIVEAWAY — 2012
Coral #6: Multicolor Lobophyllia
Description: "This week's coral: Multicolor Lobophyllia. This week's specimen also originates from Australia. This lobo from down under is about 2.5" x 3.5". Note the baby blue color with hints of pink in the interior. Enjoy and good luck!"
HOW TO ENTER: Simply like this photo or leave a comment before 12 pm PST on Friday, 8/10.
HOW TO WIN: Winner will be chosen at random. Winner will receive the Multicolor Lobophyllia plus a bottle of Aqua Vision Aquatics Coral Dip Solution (Aqua Vision Aquatics Coral Dip Solution - 1 oz).
Scientific Name: Lobophyllia sp.
Care Level: Easy
Lighting: Medium to High Intensity
Placement: Bottom to middle of aquarium
Water Parameters: Temperature: 72-78° F; pH 8.1-8.3; Specific Gravity 1.023-1.025; dKH 8-12; Calcium 400-450ppm; Nitrate >10ppm
Supplements: Calcium, magnesium, strontium and trace elements
The lobed brain coral is a hardy coral that can tolerate a wide range of lighting conditions. They prefer moderate water flow and can be placed just about anywhere in the aquarium as long as they are acclimated. Higher lighting intensities will tend to make their coloration more vibrant. They are available in a wide variety of colors ranging from solid browns, reds, oranges, greens and purples to more exotic dual and tri-color specimens. Relative to other LPS corals, lobophyllia sp. corals have large polyp mouths. Regular feedings of larger pieces of meaty foods, such as mysis shrimp or silversides, will help boost their health and growth. It is best to feed the lobophylia sp. coral at night when they extend their feeding/sweeper tentacles.
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