Leptastrea are large polyp stony (LPS) corals that currently belong to the Faviidae family. These beauties are fairly new to the reefing hobby. (At the time of this writing, taxonomists are still re-classifying corals in the Faviidae family.) Leptastrea corals grow by encrusting and can be found in a variety of shades of orange, green, yellow, blue, red, and purple.
Leptastrea corals require low to moderate lighting. We recommend a range of 50-100 PAR depending on the specific type of Leptastrea. Bear in mind that most corals can be gradually adapted to lighting conditions outside of their normal preferences. Leptastrea corals also prefer moderate water flow.