Metallic Red/Orange Tooth Coral - Lobophyllia sp.
Tooth Corals (Lobophyllia sp.) have heavy, rigid skeletons and thick, fleshy polyp heads. Coloration varies greatly; they can be green, red, brown, pink, and other colors, and in any combination of colors. Some colonies may be striped or have contrasting colors to the rims and centers of each polyp.
The skeleton beneath the polyp heads is very sharp and care must be taken not to damage the fleshy skin over laying the skeleton as this may cause infections. Securing the coral will go a long way in ensuring the safety of the coral.
Tooth Corals can adapt to a wide range of lighting conditions, if acclimated with care, and will also accept meaty foods. They feed with sweeper tentacles, primarily at night. Moderate water flow is best. Tooth Corals are hardy and require low maintenance.
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|Common Name||Metallic Red/Orange Tooth Coral|
|Scientific Name||Lobophyllia sp.|
|Aggressiveness||Low to Moderate|
|Light Intensity||Moderate to High|
|Specific Gravity Range||1.022-1.026|
|Water Hardness||8-12 dKH|
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