Leptoseris sp – Orange Frag – WYSIWYG 1

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This is a frag of LeptoserisOrange Lepto‘ coral.  Color is a copper orange with fine lines radiating outwards.
The growth form is encrusting with an interesting wrinkled surface.

$25.00

1 in stock

Product Description

Category:  SPS (Large Polyp Stony) though some consider it to be LPS.
Common Name:
Orange Lepto, Wrinkle Coral

Scientific Name:  leptoseris sp 
Specimen Size:  Medium frag approximately 1″ across
Origination: RC aquacultured frag
Entry Updated:  6/8/2017

 OVERVIEW

 Lepto corals are typically found under overhangs and benefit from a low or  moderate light level, but with fairly good water flow.

Colors typically range from browns to reds or green.  Most often a single color, but may have contrasting eyes.

They are encrusting corals that form small irregular folds across its surface which add character to the coral.

Feeding is generally not required, but they may benefit from occasional feedings of small meaty foods.

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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Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting, low to moderate intensity
PAR:  75-100 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: Moderate
Food:  Feeding system filter feeder foods 1-2 times weekly.
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 to moderate.
Lighting:  Low to moderate.
Water flow: Moderate to moderately strong.
Placement: Low to mid level on the rock work with lower light and good water flow.
Aggressiveness: Low. Has very 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