Sunburst Favia


Genus: Favia
Favia sp.
Color: Blue, Orange

Coral Care

Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Lighting: Medium
Flow: 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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