Submitted by melev on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 04:22
The Litho - Lithophyllon undulatum - is a little more rare in this hobby. These LPS corals are very slow growers, and are recognized by the grouping of its mouths that are aligned in rows. They don't show up often; sellers don't usually carry them. I've had mine for about five years and it has tripled in size in that time. It's dead center in my reef, about 6" off the sandbed near a Sunset montipora colony because they contrast so nicely.
Submitted by melev on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 04:18
The Hammer coral is in the LPS family, and gets its name from the hammer-head shape of tentacle tips. Hammer corals come in a few colors, and are 'branching' or can be a 'wall' coral. This is a branching colony with thick branches holding up the canopy you see here. Wall hammers look different.
Submitted by melev on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 04:15
This LPS coral is called Frogspawn because of the green color as well as the egg-shaped dots at the tips of each tentacle. It's an easy to keep coral, and will fill in an area as it grows in mass.
Submitted by melev on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 04:06
Blastomussa corals come in many colors, and are easy to care for.
Submitted by melev on Thu, 11/17/2016 - 22:16
This vivid green coral is a chalice. The orange spots each have a tiny mouth to consume meaty foods, although they are often erroneously referred to as 'eyes'. It loves strong light; it has done well under metal halides as well as LED lighting.