Favites corals grow massive, curved colonies. Unlike the closely related Favia, the polyps and corallites (= "walls" of the polyps) of the Favites are not clearly divided. Very colorful Favites corals tolerate a little more light and a moderate current.
24 - 27 °C
low - moderate
moderate - high
light zooplankton occasional direct feeding with small frozen food and coral food
Nitrate: 2 - 15 mg/l Phosphate: 0.03 - 0.1 mg/l Salinity (PSU): 32 - 35 Alkalinity: 7 - 9 °dKH Calcium: 400 - 450 mg/l Magnesium: 1250 - 1500 mg/l