Triple Threat Favia

Coral Type: LPS

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

This exotic Favia contains some very rare pigmentation combinations. The base of the coral is a solid steel blue, while the medium corallites are solid deep red colored. That is a very rare color combo for a Favia. A third pigment color appears as green stripes that run from the corallite ridges to the inner corallite area. These green stripes appear to develop under brighter light levels. They also represent the third pigment which probably explains why Mingwei has called this coral the Triple Threat Favia. The coral appears to only require weak to moderate light levels to maintain its steel blue and deep red pigments.

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