Pavona maldivensis- Orange Frag – WYSIWYG 1

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This is a jumbo grown-out frag of  Pavona maldivensis.  Color is a striped copper orange.  The polyps are outlined with bright iridescent orange and the coral looks especially nice under bluer lights.
The growth form is encrusting, but may grow into columns as this frag is doing.

   AIMS Coral Database Fact Sheet


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Product Description

Category:  SPS (Large Polyp Stony)
Common Name:
   Orange Pavona maldivensis
Scientific Name:  Pavona maldivensis
Specimen Size:  Jumbo frag approximately 1.75″ tall
Origination: UC aquacultured frag.
Entry Updated:  1/26/2017


Pavona maldivensis is an encrusting form of Pavona coral which come from deeper waters.

They like low to moderate light and should be placed low or protected by an overhang in brightly lit tanks.

They require fairly strong but intermittent water flow such as from a wavemaker.

They have small polyps and will take small meaty foods.  At RC we feed Cyclopeeze, Reef Chili and similar small foods usually twice a week.

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:  Moderate 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting
PAR:  150-200 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: Strong alternating flow
Food:  Feeding system filter feeder type 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.  Pavona corals are typically fairly hardy once acclimated and are relatively non-demanding.
Lighting:  Low to moderate.
Water flow: Moderately strong to strong alternating
Placement: Low to mid level on the rock work.
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