Coral Spotlight | Favites

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  1. mikejrice

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    Common names: moon coral, brain coral

    Difficulty Level:Sensitivity depends a bit on the species, but most are quite tolerant, forgiving and easy to care for.

    Feeding: Most species have fairly good prey capture abilities, but should be fed after lights out when their tentacles are out.

    Lighting (Level 4 to 7): Favites will thrive in a wide range of lighting. As with most hard corals, bleaching is a concern, so always acclimate by starting them lower in the tank and slowly move them up to your desired location.

    Water flow: Moderate to strong flow.

    Placement: Favites will encrust over rocks, so it is usually best to place them on a hard surface. Some species have long sweeper tentacles, so leave space between them and other corals to prevent fighting.

    General: This is a huge group of corals with a lot of different care requirements, so be sure to research further on your specific specimen

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    ndrwater Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Great write up!!
     
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    mikejrice Active Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor

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    I’m really digging the color contrast of this frag.

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    Patient zero for my coral addiction, great write up!
     
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    Call me a brainiac
     
  6. NotASpammerDude

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    ok, brainiac
     
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