Coral of the Month, Orange Plate Coral Common Names: Orange Plate, Orange Fugia, Short Tentacle Orange Plate Family: Fungiidae Type: Large Polyp Stony (LPS) Orgin: Indo-Pacific Aquarium Needs Lighting: Moderate Flow: Moderate to Low Tank Conditions: 72-78°F, SG 1.023-1.025, PH 8.1-8.4, ALK/DKH 8-12 Diet: Mostly Photosynthetic, but benefits from the regular feedings of zooplankton, brine or mysis shrimp. Regular feedings will also improve growth!! Placement: Must be put on the substrate!! This coral has a very fragile underside. Care must be given to not damage the coral when moving!! Personal Observations This coral glows better than almost anything out there!! Ive found that it loves to eat. Feedings 3-4 times a week will be taken at will. This coral has the ability to move. It will inflate itself to double its size, and slowly move across the substrate. Take into consideration lighting for this guy. With it all the way at the bottom, it needs Strong enough lighting to reach it. Ive found in high flow it will not inflate all the way, and will more than likely move to a different location. The orange plate is semi-aggressive, and will sting any coral that gets in its way. All in all this is a great coral, that will grow huge if the conditions are right. Be sure to keep the calcium levels up, as this is a lps coral, and will not grow with out it. HAPPY REEFING!!!