Sunburst Favia

Coral Type: LPS

Scientific Name: Favia sp.
Genus: Favia
Color: Blue, Orange
Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Flow: Medium
Lighting: Medium
Photo Courtesy of: Reeffarmers

This Sunburst Favia has a name that accurately describes the sunburst of pigments that occur on the surface of the coral and within its corallite centers. There are numerous spots of pigment located in between the corallites. These spots can give the surface an overall color that varies from green to turquoise to bluish. The corallite centers have an overall orange color that can fade in low light conditions. This overall orange center color seems to be composed of spots of pigments that are composed of various colors.

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