Leptoseris, John Deere
Care Level: Easy
Lighting: Low to Moderate
Notes: Leptoseris Coral will stand out in any reef aquarium. It is easy to keep and will encrust over the rocks as it grows. One attractive aspect of their appearance is their fluorescence. Not every coral is loaded with fluorescent proteins so they may have a pleasant color under daylight lighting but they do not glow under actinic lighting, so they will appear drab. Leptoseris however have some of the most intense fluorescence. This is great because some of the colors are uncommon to find fluorescence in such as the yellows, oranges, and reds. In addition to their exotic color palate, Leptoseris have a subtle pinstripe pattern that gives them an almost metallic appearance when viewed from afar. When they grow out, the coral encrusts over the surface of the rock and can make for a bright and beautiful landscape.
Frag, attached to a base of either frag plug, shell or rock.