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Photo of the week - Pectina lactuca

Pectina lactuca have numerous vertical "leaves", which are a series of corallites with very tall, thin walls which are usually similar in height. Most of the "valleys" can be traced from the colony margins back to the center. Single colonies can be up to 10 feet across. They are commonly found in lagoons and thus like a little gentler environment. (Sheppard, 1998) (Veron, 1986).

A very hardy, colorful coral, put them under 20k lights and watch them glow. This picture was taken in very shallow water under 400 watt Ushio 20k Bulbs. This would not be ideal placement for this coral long term, (they would be fine under these lights at a greater depth) but did result in a pretty cool picture.