This Leptoseris-like coral has a brilliant solid orange pigmentation. It grows a thick
plating structure with tentacles and polyp mouths on the surface.
The Pumpkin Pie coral was found and named by Eric Caamano of the online Retail Shop
Fragfarmers.com . Eric recieved the coral in a
shipment from Jakarta
in late 2005. The coral prefers weak to moderate light levels and it can be target fed.
The original colony is imaged below and note the pumpkin pie-like appearance of the coral.
Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed farming section of the Pumpkin Pie coral for
Reeffarmers.com in one of his 125 gallon naturally filtered Tri-Zonal Reef Aquarium. In Steve's
captive reef the coral is positoned to recieve weak light under a 400 watt 20,000 K
Radium Metal Halide. Please note - Reeffarmers retired this ciral in August 2010. We had lost
the seed and demand was beginning to fall.