Favites pentagona – War Coral – WYSIWYG 4

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This is a small colony of Favites pentagona which is more commonly referred to as War Coral.  Base color is a solid red with contrasting bright green oral discs on the polyps.

   AIMS Coral Database Fact Sheet


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Product Description

Category:  LPS (Large Polyp Stony)
Common Name:
  War Coral
Scientific Name:  Favities pentagona
Specimen Size:  Small colony approximately 2 x 1.5″ across
Origination: Wild import from Indonesia
Entry Updated:  12/17/2016


 Favia and the very similar Favites corals are easy to care for and a good coral choice for beginners and come in unlimited colors to entice the advanced hobbyist.

They like moderate light and will do well under almost any lighting systems. If using high powered LED or metal halide, the corals may need to be positioned in a shaded area of the tank.

They also like low to moderate water flow.

Favia and Favites coral are photosynthetic, but will benefit from an occasional feeding of small meaty foods such as mysis shrimp or cyclopeeze when their tentacles are extended at night.

As is the case with all stony corals, attention needs to be paid to maintaining proper Calcium and Alkalinity levels in the reef tank for proper skeletal development as noted on the right.

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Photo Notes We want you to be happy with the coral that you receive and we take pride in the corals that we offer.  To provide true representation of the color and health for our WYSIWYG corals, they are photographed and white balanced under the ReefCorner LED lighting at approximately a 10K to 14K white point to best show the actual color of the coral. The coloration may vary when viewed under different lighting.  The grid the coral is typically photographed on is approximately 0.6" per square to give you a size reference.
Naming Notes We identify the scientific name when we are able to with some degree of accuracy. You will notice that we don’t give our corals cool names like “AWESOME ULTRA SUPER METALLIC NEON RED AND SCREAMING LIME GREEN ULTRA ULTRA COLORED AUSSIE” unless it is a name in common usage in the hobby that helps to identify the coral. We let our pictures do the talking and you can be the judge of whether our corals are awesome or not.


Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  Moderate 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting
PAR:  100-150 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: moderate non-laminar flow
Food:  Feeding small meaty foods 1-2 times a week.
Temperature: 77 - 80
Specific Gravity:  1.025 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 9-10 dKH
Calcium:  450-460ppm
Magnesium: 1320-1400ppm
pH: 8.15 - 8.35
Nitrates, Phosphates, Silicates = 0

General Care Requirements:

Care Level: Easy.  Favia corals are very hardy once acclimated and provided with the proper lighting and water flow.
Lighting:  Moderate
Water flow: Low to Moderate
Placement: On sand bed or low on rock work
Aggressiveness: Moderate. Has Fairly powerful sting, but relatively short tentacle reach.
Water Parameters:  Stony corals require that water quality is kept high and the following parameters are monitored and maintained to within the tolerable bounds:
Temperature: 76-82
Specific Gravity: 1.024 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 8dKH - 12dKH
Calcium: 400ppm or above
Magnesium: 1250ppm or above
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
Nitrates: <5ppm

For more care information, go to our Reef Database Entry