Light Requirement: Low
Flow Requirement: Low-Med
Leptoseris (Leptoseris sp.) is one of the types of Small Polyp Stony coral that hobbyists refer to most frequently, by its scientific rather than by a common name. This SPS coral is an encrusting type which has a lettuce leaf looking texture. They are native to many waters around the world including the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico. They should be placed in an area of the tank where they will get moderate lighting and have low to moderate flow. They are a hardy species and grow quickly so make sure to give them enough space. When feeding them, use a coral food or phytoplankton, though they do contain symbiotic zooxanthallae that will help to provide nutrients for them. Always dip and slowly acclimate corals to a new tank, allowing them time to adjust to the new tank’s light, flow, and water quality parameters.