Favia corals, often referred to as moon coral, are a hardy and colourful large polyp stony coral. They grow similarly to acanthastea, forming radiant growth structures, but tend to have smaller polyps, with a distinctive ‘eye’ colour which is usually different from that of the polyp. Their skeletons form what can be described as a ‘honeycomb’ shape. Favias come in all colour combinations and varieties imaginable. They are very hardy and easy to propagate, since the tissue is able to heal and rebuild quickly after fragmentation. Favia corals make a great addition to any reef aquarium for hobbyists of any level.
Placement of favia corals is best suited for the lower regions of the tank, as they do not require copious amounts of flow or light. Lighting in the 100-150 par range will do just fine, with passive to low flow. They are known for extending long sweeper tentacles at night or during feeding. It is very important to give them ample space from other corals, as they pack a powerful sting. Favia corals of the same exact species can be kept in close proximity, but make absolutely sure of this before permanent placement. If you have any questions as to which favia corals will 'get along', don't hesitate to send us a message. It is not necessary to feed these corals, however, direct feeding once or twice per week will most likely increase the rate in which they grow. Favia corals require stable water chemistry and should be maintained to the same standards as any other large polyp stony coral. We highly recommend the 'Yellow Submarine' and 'Wolverine' favias.