Favites coral comes from the Faviidae family, and is often referred to as “Brain Coral” due to its walls being one color and its centers being another. In the wild, Favites can be flat, dome shaped, and massive. Favites look similar to corals from the Favia genus, and both are very easy to care for, making them great for a beginner aquarist!
Favites pentagona are beautiful LPS corals with mottled red and purple walls and bright green oral discs on their polyps. They are known as “War Coral” perhaps due to their dominant and aggressive behavior. They have sweeper tentacles that come out at night so be sure to give them at least 5 inches of space! This specimen has contrasting purple and red polyps with bright neon-green eyes.
CARE LEVEL – Beginner/Intermediate
AGGRESSIVENESS – Dominant, uses sweeper tentacles
LIGHTING – Medium Light
WATERFLOW – Medium Flow
TANK POSITION – Mid to Bottom of Tank