The skittles favia has yellow mouth areas with orange and other shades surrounded by purple corallite ridges. A fun and hardy coral to keep.
Favia corals can be one of the more non aggressive of the LPS corals. Although they do have sweeper tentacles and can sting corals so take caution when placing them. Favias will grow encrusting the rock around so leave plenty of space for favias to grow out. For fast growing species, place small pieces of rubble rock around them to grow onto as a way to prune them back. Favia corals are used in all our reef aquarium displays.
Lighting: medium low – medium lighting 150-250 PAR.
Flow: low to medium
Care Level: Easy – intermediate
Original Location Range: Indonesia, Coral Triangle, South Pacific
Grown in our California coral farm where we provide zero impact corals
Water chemistry: Calcium 400-450, Magnesium 1350, KH 7-9.5, pH 8.1-8.4, Nitrates .01-10, Phosphates .01-.1 salinity 1.026
Temperature Range: 74- 81 Fahrenheit
Dosing: Doc highly recommends automated dosing of Ca, Kh and other elements to provide ultimate stable water chemistry throughout the day. It is important there are no fluctuations especially with Kh/alkalinity. For more information on dosing and products click here.
Placement recommendations: There are a few good areas to place these corals. Try an area like and edge in front so the coral can encrust onto the reef. Keep a safe distance from other corals so it does not harm or get harmed by other corals. This coral is good to grow in vertical areas where others cannot. Another great location is on an island on the sand up close to the glass for optimal viewing. It will never grow outwards into the glass.
Attachment: In all our custom reef tank installations, we like to clip off the exposed disk areas so they are no so visible. Add a small amount of coral glue to the area on the reef you wish to place the coral and smear it into the surface as to prime the surface for the coral to properly attach. Add a small amount of coral glue to the underside of the corals disk or plug. Be sure the glue is primed and stuck to the corals underside. Then quickly and carefully press it into the reefs primed area. The coral should stick within seconds. A small putty knife, wood popsicle stick or plastic utensil knife can be used to smooth out the glue around the corals base.