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Lobophyllia

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The Lobophyllia is one of the largest LPS corals we keep in our tanks. It has a mouth or mouths in the center of each polyp, and a massive surrounding tissue inflates allowing the coral to absorb photosynthetic energy during the lighting period.  At night, you may observe how this coral seemingly transforms to filter feed and hopefully capture some larger bits of food that get too close.  I'll be sure to add more images of this coral to show the various stages I've observed.

 

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