If you are interested in making your reef tank extra special consider using favia corals. These corals are more common than you think although favia usually will be found in stores that specialize in them. Favia corals are imported so if you cant find them at an aquarium store you can always have them ordered. These include favia maeandrinea, favia amirocum, favia speciosa, favia maxima, favia coeruleus, and others.
Types Of Favia
The types of favia mentioned above are just some of the favia corals that have been named. There have been comments in various literature that there are many varieties of favia that do not have names as of yet. This is really not a shock to many coral collectors because there are thousands of corals that remain unnamed. This is just part of the way coral classification goes and the fact that many dont have names is just part of the problem.
The favia coral is unique and they have cups of their own that may be contracted or expanded pretty fast. Their polyps are quite fleshy and if they are touched by anything like urchins, fish or even worms they are likely to respond aggressively. These favia corals are usually found in areas of the ocean where there are few other life forms.
Favia And Low Water Quality
This is something worth paying attention to. One of the benefits of this is that since the corals are accustomed to low quality water they will be perfect for you aquarium. In fact, in most cases the water in your aquarium is better than the water where these favia corals are found in nature. It is easy to recognize favia coral because they are hall shaped, or at least have the shape of the top half of a ball. The favites corals are similarly related to the favia corals and can sometimes be confused one for another.
Caring for favia is pretty easy simply because these corals are accustomed to dirty water and poor conditions. That doesnt mean you dont need to take care of them, just that the water in your aquarium will lend itself to the growth of favia rather than the other way around.
Favia And Beginners
If you are a beginner then this is certainly a great coral to begin with. Remember, you still need to care for the favia coral and should keep this in mind. The two most important things you will want to focus on is the favias lighting and its nutrient supply. By paying attention to these two aspects in addition to the water quality then you will likely have no problems with your favia growing in your aquarium.