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How to care for Favia Brain Coral in a Reef Tank

Find out how to properly care for your new Favia Brain Coral with this "how-to" guide on the requirements for healthy Favia Brain Coral from the #1 place to buy corals online!

Read along to find out the Lighting, Water Flow, Feeding, Placement & more when it comes to the care of your new Favia Brain Coral

by scott Shiles • March 01, 2023

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Favia brain coral is a popular addition to reef tanks, thanks to its distinctive shape and vibrant colors. This type of coral is a great choice for both beginner and experienced aquarists, as it is relatively easy to care for and can thrive in a range of conditions. In this blog post, we'll cover everything you need to know about caring for Favia brain coral in your reef tank.

Lighting Requirements:

Favia brain coral requires moderate to high lighting levels, but not direct lighting. Place the coral in the lower to mid-section of the tank, where it can receive adequate light without being exposed to direct sunlight. If the lighting is too intense, the coral may become bleached or damaged. If the lighting is too low, the coral may not get enough energy for photosynthesis and growth.

Water Parameters:

Favia brain coral prefers stable water conditions with a pH between 8.1 and 8.4, salinity between 1.024 and 1.026, and a temperature range of 72 to 78°F (22 to 26°C). Make sure to keep up with regular water changes to maintain good water quality, and test the water regularly to ensure that the parameters remain stable.

Water Flow:

Favia brain coral requires moderate water flow. Place the coral in an area of the tank with moderate to high water flow, but not in direct current or low flow areas. Too much water flow can cause the coral to retract and close up, while too little flow can lead to sediment buildup and poor circulation.


Favia brain coral is primarily photosynthetic and obtains most of its nutrition through photosynthesis. However, it can also benefit from supplemental feeding with phytoplankton and other small food particles. Feed the coral once or twice a week, or as needed. Overfeeding can lead to poor water quality and can cause the coral to become stressed and damaged.


When placing Favia brain coral in your reef tank, make sure to leave enough space between the coral and other corals or rocks. The coral can grow quite large over time, and may even start to encroach on other corals if it's not given enough space. Additionally, make sure that the placement allows for adequate lighting and water flow.

In conclusion, Favia brain coral is a great addition to any reef tank, and with the right care, can thrive for years to come. By providing adequate lighting, stable water parameters, moderate water flow, and supplemental feeding as needed, you can ensure that your Favia brain coral remains healthy and vibrant in your reef tank. Check out our collection of LPS

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