Pavona (Pavona sp.)
Family: Agariciidae (Stony Corals)
Habitat: Shallow-water zones
Light: High Water Flow: High Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: These corals rely primarily on their zooxanthellate algae for nutrition
Natural History: Pavona appears as stone with intricate lines traced on its surface. It has very small, spindly, and pointed tentacles. This genus is capable of living at greater than 80 foot depths in a completely photosynthetic mode.
Husbandry: Pavona is considered a hardy genus of aquarium corals. Their shallow water systems make them best adapted to strong water flow and bight light, but they are cabable of adapting to moderate light levels. They do produce sweeper tentacles at night, especially when acclimating and attaching to a substrate. This genus is reported to asexually reproduce by fragmentation.
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