Biota Mint Pavona (Pavona frondifera)
Sometimes referred to as the lettuce coral or cactus coral, Pavona is a genus of rugged and beginner-friendly SPS corals. That being said, even veteran hobbyists love them for their beautiful, leaf-like striations; the corallites are shallow depressions with central columella that may be separated by ridges. The Mint Pavona is a great example of this distinctive growth pattern. It is a comparatively low-maintenance SPS coral at is thrives in moderate-high lighting and moderate flow. Stands out in any reef tank!
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Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1″ (length)
- Max Size: NA
- Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Color: Tight mint green striations over a gold base
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Diet: Zooxanthellate
Mint Pavona (Pavona frondifera) Species Information
This species is widely distributed across the tropical Pacific Ocean but is especially common in the Great Barrier Reef to SE Asia. It occurs in shallow sheltered reefs at 0-40 meters depth. It may also be found in reef rubble zones and rocky outcroppings. It varies in form depending upon currents, wave action, lighting conditions, etc.
The Benefits of Farmed Biota Mint Pavona
Captive-bred livestock offers a huge advantage over wild-caught specimens. Because it is cultured in captivity, it is better adapted to living in an aquarium, tends to be more disease resistant and harbors fewer pests. It is also better able to handle shipping/acclimation stress! By purchasing captive-bred Mint Pavona, you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable.
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every Pavona coral we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should it arrive in any other state, we will replace it free of charge (including shipping). If the total livestock loss is less than $40, we will issue store credit. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.