LPS coral is great for beginner-level hobbyists and veterans alike, featuring unique colors, shapes and sizes, usually found as either plate like, or branching corals. All LPS corals have a hard or stony skeleton created by aragonite, and often formed into cup-shaped structures called corallites, and is covered by a thin layer of tissue called the coenosarc. The foot of the polyps then grow from the coenosarc on these colonial corals, or attached directly to the substrate connected by a pedal disc. 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.
LPS get all of there nutrients through a process known as photosynthesis, and will also feed on small meaty foods found in the water column, such as zooplankton. As well, Large Polyp Stony Corals benefit from clean water and a consistent source of calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium. Our selection of LPS corals for sale includes a huge variety of species to choose from, including rainbow LPS coral, Favia coral, Alveopora, Cyphastrea, and much more.