Coral Guide

Lithophyllon Neon Blue Eye   (Lithophyllon sp.)
Family: Fungiidae (Stony Corals)
Habitat: Reef areas less than 90' deep
Light: Medium   Water Flow: Medium   Space: 50+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Caution
Diet: These corals have zooxanthellae which provide much of their nutrition. It is believed they also feed on microzooplankton and directly absorb some nutrients from the water.
Natural History: Lithophyllon is usually found in turbulent reef areas with soft bottoms. It grows in plate forms. It is usually growing in mixed coral areas, fixed on rock or substrate and colonial.
Husbandry: Lithophyllon is rare in the aquarium trade. This species prefers moderate light and low to moderate current.

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