Several frags of these corals are available. The corals differ only slightly in shape, but similar in size. You will receive a frag similar to the coral depicted in the photo of the same mother colony.
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General information of Favia,Favites,Goniastrea und Platygyra etc. LPS-corals:
- Scientific: Favites sp.
- Common: Stony coral
- Origin: Australia, Indo-Pacific,
- Size: Colonies up to 40 cm
- Temperature: 75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C)
- Feeding: Pelletfood (LPS Grow and Color) Plankton, Dustfood (Coral Dust), Zooxanthellen / Light
- Tank: >50 Liter
Identifying large polyp stoney corals is not always easy especially with Favia,Favites,Goniastrea and Platygyra specieses.
They are just to similar in growth pattern.
The care of these species is very simple and does not take much reef keeping knowledge.
They do not require the same level of No3- and Po4-concentrations as small polyp stony corals (SPS) do, yet it is still important to make sure that they have the proper environment and the right water parameters.
***We will never ship freshly cut coral !***
We take great care to ensure the well being of all our corals. Before pieces are deemed saleable, we wait for every piece to have formed an encrusting edge and even develop baby polyps. As a professional supplier of quality frags in Germany, we differ significantly from our competitors. Our care and breeding practices for these wonderful corals make it possible to bring you the healthiest pieces available. The biggest difference, is in the regular feeding of the polyps; we feed LPS Grow and Color Food from Fauna Marin . All corals are prepared under optimum conditions to a healthy aquarium life and we consider this to be the optimum color formation under LED or blue T5 lighting.
Due to the unknown variables that can happen during shipping, we cannot provide a 100% arrive alive guarantee for live animals , despite all efforts.
New orders begin processing the moment we receive them. Very rarely do we encounter a delay. If we do, and your corals or fish are not yet ready for dispatch, you have the option for a possible replacement animal or a refund for the amount of an animal. In such cases, you will be contacted via phone (if we have your phone number) or email. Of course, we do everything possible to avoid such inconvenience from the start.
Please note that coral variations in form and color can occur in the original photo. Changes in color may also result from transport or due to the color representation on the computer screen . Our corals are lit with Radions G4 Pro and are photographed in these conditions. The colors of the animals may vary from our photos when placed in your aquarium, depending on the type of lighting used.
All animals undergo a minimum one-week quarantine and are free of parasites when delivered.
Our average water parameters are:
Salinity : 34-35 psu
Calcium : 400-420 mg/l
Magnesium : 1200-1250 mg/l
dkH : 7.5-8.0
Nitrate : 2-15 mg/l
Phosphate : 0.02-0.08 mg/l
Temperature : 23-25 ° C
In our facilities, we use the new sea salt "Professional Sea Salt" by Fauna Marin . We also use the Balling light method in addition to their sea salt.
We are professional pet shippers with over 20 years of shipping and packing experience. All corals and other animals are carefully placed into their packing box and prepared with care. We take great care preparing corals and other animals for a safe transport so that they arrive to you in perfect condition. It is not primarily about the color of the animal upon arrival, it is about the health and nutritional status of coral and fish. The final coloration reach corals within a few weeks after being placed into your aquarium.