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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