LPS

Class Anthozoa -> Subclass Hexacorallia -> Order Scleractinia
Stony Corals of the Order Scleractinia are the architects of the reef structure. Scleratinia are characterized by having 6-fold symmetry as well as a calcium-based skeleton. 6-fold symmetry means the coral has six tentacles or tentacles in multiples of six.

The reef aquarium hobby long ago divided stony corals into two categories, Large Polyp Stony (LPS) and Small Polyp Stony (SPS). This view is somewhat antiquated, but still serves as a guideline for care where LPS require less light and less flow than their SPS counterparts. On the whole LPS are more tolerant to water quality than SPS, but MANY exceptions exist so by all means research prospective corals individually before purchasing any LPS or SPS corals.

Large Polyp Stony Corals are the builders of calcium carbonate reef structures found in the wild. The skeleton of these corals is slowly secreted by the epidermis at the base of each coral polyp. The rate that this occurs depends on the species. Some varieties of LPS such as Favites can grow very quickly while some massive LPS like Scolymia can take years to grow an inch. Large Polyp Stony Corals benefit from clean water and a consistent source of calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium.


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  1. Anti-venom Favites

    Special Price $71.25 Regular Price $95.00
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  2. Aquamarine Chalice

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  3. Aussie Purple Tip Hammer

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  5. Australian Fat Head Dendrophyllia

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  7. Banshee Goniopora

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  8. Beach Bum Cynarina

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  9. Blue Eye Lithophyllon Chalice

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  10. Blue Moon Chalice

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  11. Blue Raven Blastomussa merletti

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  12. Branching Neon Green Frammer

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  13. Bruce Banner Leptastrea

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  15. Clear Water Acanthastrea echinata

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  16. Collision Force Grafted Leptastrea

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  17. Cool Runnings Acanthastrea echinata

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  18. Coppertone Branching Hammer

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  21. Diablo Micromussa lordhowensis

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  22. Dragon's Soul Favia

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  23. Dragon's Soul Torch

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  24. Fighting Irish Favia

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  25. Fire Drake Favia

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  27. Flame Boi Favia

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  28. Gamora Goniopora

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  29. Genie Acanthastrea echinata

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  30. Gold Galaxea

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  31. Gold Polka Dot Acanthophyllia

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  33. Goldschl├Ąger Chalice

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  34. Granny Smith Scolymia #2

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  35. Harlequin Micro Goniopora

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  36. Hell Rider Favia

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  37. Hell's Eye Chalice

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  38. Highlighter Branching Frogspawn

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  39. Ice Blue Leptastrea

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  40. Indo Purple Tip Hammer

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  41. Indo Rainbow Acanthophyllia #3

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  42. Joker Blastomussa merletti

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  43. Joker Favia

    Special Price $26.25 Regular Price $35.00
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  44. Joker Platygyra

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  45. LA Lakers Scroll Coral

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  46. Mardi Gras Platygyra

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  47. Master PPE Blastomussa merletti

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  48. Mellow Yellow Favia

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