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  • Pavona, Green

Pavona, Green

Product Description

Product Description

The Pavona Coral is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral, and is referred to as the Cactus, Potato Chip, or Lettuce Coral. Its common name "cactus," comes from its appearance which resembles that of a cactus. These corals form thin plates as branches that are covered with polyps giving it a fuzzy appearance. Its color varies from shades of light and dark brown to green with cream or white margins. They have a fluorescent glow that can be seen beneath the polyps, giving these corals an interesting look. Usually SPS corals tend to be more difficult to care for when compared to LPS corals. Once established, though, the Pavona Coral is fairly hardy but requires a moderate to high light level (3 to 4 watts per gallon) and strong random currents within the aquarium. Strontium and other trace elements should be added to the water for its continued good health. As with other hard corals, calcium is a very important part of the reef ecosystem and needs to be kept around 350-400 ppm. It will benefit from additional food in the form of micro-plankton or brine shrimp fed in the evening when its tentacles are visible.

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Care Level

Easy to Moderate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Water Conditions

1.022-1.0268.0-8.4, 75-78, 8-12 dKH,