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Red Eye Favia (5-head)

Red Eye Favia (5-head)

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The Red Eye Favia is a striking coral species that adds a touch of elegance to marine aquariums. Belonging to the genus Favia, this coral is highly sought after for its vibrant purple coloration and captivating appearance.

The Red Eye Favia features a compact, dome-shaped structure with a textured surface. Its polyps extend during the day, showcasing a beautiful purple color that ranges from deep, rich shades to lighter lavender hues. Each polyp is highlighted by a contrasting eye-catching purple eye, which adds to its overall allure.

Caring for the Red Eye Favia involves creating optimal conditions within the aquarium. It thrives under moderate to high lighting levels, provided by a combination of LED lights or T5 fluorescent lamps. Adequate water flow is necessary to ensure the coral receives sufficient nutrition and oxygenation while preventing debris accumulation.

Maintaining stable water parameters is crucial for the health and well-being of the Red Eye Favia. The recommended temperature range is between 74°F to 82°F (23°C to 28°C), with a salinity level of 1.024 to 1.026 specific gravity. It prefers moderate water flow to prevent tissue damage and promote proper growth.

The Red Eye Favia primarily relies on photosynthesis for its nutritional needs. Symbiotic zooxanthellae, algae living within its tissues, provide energy through photosynthesis. However, supplemental feeding can enhance its growth and coloration. Target feeding with small meaty foods such as mysis shrimp or coral-specific plankton can be beneficial.

When placing the Red Eye Favia in the aquarium, it is essential to consider its lighting requirements. It flourishes in moderate to lower areas of the reef, as excessive light intensity can lead to tissue bleaching. Providing ample spacing between neighboring corals is important to prevent aggressive interactions.

The Red Eye Favia exhibits a moderate growth rate, with new polyps forming and gradually expanding over time. Regular monitoring of its growth and health is necessary to ensure its continued success in the aquarium. Propagation through fragging can be done to create additional colonies and share the beauty of this coral with other reef enthusiasts.

With its vibrant purple coloration and captivating appearance, the Red Eye Favia is a stunning addition to any reef aquarium. Its unique characteristics and relatively easy care requirements make it a popular choice among coral enthusiasts. By providing it with the proper conditions and attentive care, the Red Eye Favia will thrive, enhancing the beauty and diversity of your reef tank.

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