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Coral Spotlight | Stylophora

Discussion in 'SPS (Small Polyp Stonies)' started by mikejrice, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. mikejrice

    mikejrice Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Common names: cauliflower coral, birdsnest

    Difficulty Level: Stylophora is one of the most forgiving SPS corals.

    Feeding: Stylophora has extremely small polyps and only the ability to capture the smallest items. Feeding is not usually needed in a well lit reef.

    Lighting (Level 6 to 10): These corals easily adapt to all medium to high light conditions, and they do it relatively easily. Less acclimation is needed, but care should still be taken.

    Water flow: Moderate to strong flow is needed to keep these corals clear of debris. More flow will yield tighter growing colonies while less flow will give them a looser branch formation.

    Placement: Stylophora is a very peaceful coral and should be placed away from others with more aggressive tendencies. Keep in mind their unique growth forms when placing them.

    General: These corals can easily be confused with some species of branching montipora and birdsnest. Luckily their care is very similar

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