This gorgeous Grafted Lithophyllon coral has an orange base, accented with a splash of little green. This coral is a true fluorescent orange and green that can be seen from across the room under some blue LEDs or seen as a bright orange under more white colors. Lithophyllons are generally rarely imported, and if brought in are usually small hitchhikers in the color of brown or light green, both undesirable colors. This Grafted Lithophyllon with an orange body and a splash of little green is a rare coloration when it comes to Lithophyllons. Although rare, Lithophyllons aren't very difficult to care for. They are essentially the low-light version of Montiporas, where they encrust and use elements such as Calcium and Alkalinity to grow. As long as you're experienced with testing for these parameters, you should do very well with these encrusting corals!
This Lithophyllon is incredibly joyful and open, and it has amazing red coloring! These grow quite well.
Expect 2 ~ 3 cm Size per frag size .
** Photos is for reference of the species only, actual pcs will vary during shipment and color condition .
Water Chemistry: It is important that proper calcium (420-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9.5 dkh – run it 7-8 if you are carbon dosing) , and magnesium levels (1260-1350 ppm) are maintained. Raising magnesium levels gradually up to 1400-1600 ppm can help to combat algae outbreaks, just keep CA and Alk in line as you raise the Mg.
Nitrates should be below 10 ppm and phosphates should be below .10 ppm. We recommend doing a water change when Nitrate levels rise to 10 ppm. It is important to replace your phosphate media when phosphates rise to .10 ppm. Media Reactors make the most efficient use of your phosphate media by fluidizing it.
version of Montiporas, where they encrust and use elements such Calcium and Alkalinity to grow. As long as you're experienced with testing for these parameters, you should do very well with these encrusting corals!