Very fitting name for this favites, with its golden yellow body with green in between each red polyp. The color of this favites varies, with sometimes the body being predominantly golden yellow and then switches to the green that usually lines the yellow. In our experience, this piece tends to keep the golden yellow under slightly higher light and when established. When stressed, it may revert back to the green coloration.
Start this coral off in lower light for a few weeks, allowing it to adjust to your reef. Once comfortable, you can move it around. For success, give it a weekly feeding of coral food (we use Benepets).
Fascination Favites (Fully Encrusted), WYSIWYG
Unknown, Earliest Date is 2010
Best tried after you've had success with a few other easier corals first and have an understanding of basic reef chemistry such as keeping salinity, alkalinity, calicium, and magnesium levels consistent. The coral itself is very easy to care for if you test for your parameters often and have created a consistent maintanence routine for your reef!
A mdoerate grower, with noticable growth within the first month. Increased growth with feeding such as Benepets.
Prefers to be kept in lower light but can handle lighting a bit better than other favias/ favites.
Currently kept under Kessil A360X units. Mounting height 24" above water line. 12:00PM - 10:00PM at 100% blue intensity.
Prefers a lower flow strength.
Currently kept with Maxspect Gyre 350s Pumps.
Brightwell's Amino Acids, Lugols, Replenish, Restor, Potassion, KoralColor.
Benepets Coral Food.