Potato Chip Coral

Coral Potato Chip

Pavona coral is a small polyp stone coral (SPS) and is called cactus, potato chip or salad coral. Salad coral (Pavona decussata) is also known as cactus coral, potato chip coral. The Pavona or cactus corals usually grow in vertical plates similar to their namesake. Potato chip coral. Potato chip coral.

avona coral

The coral is a small Polypen stone coral (SPS) and is called the potato chip, or salad coral. The name " Cuticle " comes from its look, which is similar to that of a prick. This coral forms thin slabs as knots coated with adenoids that give it a blurred sheen.

The colour ranges from pale and deep bay to verdant with creme or creamy whiteborder. It has a luminous fluorescence that can be seen under the adenoids, giving these coral an interesting appearance. Normally SPS coral is more hard to maintain than LPS coral.

The Pavona coral, once it has been introduced, is quite frost resistant, but needs a moderately to high lighting intensity and powerful chance flows in the aqarium. They profit from extra nutrition in the shape of microplankton or saltwater shrimps, which are nourished in the evenings when their 10tacles are bare.

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The Pavona or cactus coral is generally clumped with PLC coral, but they are much simpler in the way that they are far less susceptible to variations in sea level and less challenging. By this I mean that there are aquatic environments that would cause discoloration or even death of more delicate PLCs such as Acropora or Montipora, which would probably not cause any perceptible changes in a neighbouring Pavona.

There are three major Pavona varieties in relation to the pattern of development. I have seen shallow, encrusted vegetation, plated vertically and thick, branched out. This coral's type of oranges is particularly appealing and grow either in encrusted or branched form. Who' s this coral for? I would say it is for the beginner who wants to dive into the SPS or for a SPS vet who wants to include a coral with an unparalleled pattern of growing at the bottom of his riff.

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