Freak Hair Pavona F2


Minimum Size 18mm
  • Freak Hair Pavona
  • Pavona decussatus
  • Hard coral
  • Care level: Moderate
  • Suitable for: Intermediate
  • Light: Moderate to high
  • Flow: Strong
  • Food: Phototrophic and heterotrophic

Freak Hair Pavona are remarkably fluorescent, SPS corals. Luminous yellow tentacles cover the corals beautiful, magenta skeleton. An alternative name for Pavona is Cactus corals. This is a result of their morphology, which is often cactus like.

These corals like to be in areas with moderate to high light intensity. Pavona are not as sensitive to inappropriate light as other small polyp species. They will retain colour where others would not, but they can still be damaged by light intensities are too high. Freak Hair Pavona have sweeper tentacles so they should be given plenty of space. They also need to be in strong water to prevent smothering.

Once properly established, Pavonas can tolerant fluctuating conditions and are not a very demanding group. This means that, these corals are great candidates for someone trying their hand at keeping SPS colonies.

Freak Hair Pavona will benefit from being fed. They can be offered phytoplankton and zooplankton.


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