Jack O’Lantern Leptoseris is well known and sought after by high end collectors. The Jack-O-Lantern Leptoseris is also referred to as wrinkle coral and will stand out in any reef aquarium. It is easy to keep and is excellent coral for encrusting rocks as it grows.
The Jack-O-Lantern Leptoseris have bright Green/Yellow eyes combined with a light orange body and require moderate water flow and intense lighting to maintain proper color.
As with most L.P.S (Large Polyp Stony) Corals, Jack "O" Lantern Leptoseris does better in areas of medium/low light combined with low flow. These corals are also able to tolerate higher levels of nitrate and phosphate compared to S.P.S. in some cases L.P.S corals do better in conditions with higher levels of nutrients.
Tanks with low nutrients may require dosing of coral foods such as amino acids, rotifers, phyto plankton, and powdered coral foods. L.P.S with their larger mouth is also able to consume small pellets and small pieces of frozen food. Being a stony coral requires adequate levels of calcium, alkalinity, magnesium, and trace elements are necessary for proper health. Regular testing and dosing of levels are imperative for long-term success.