Seriatopora hystrix

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Bird's Nest
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Seriatopora hystrix
Species Seriatopora hystrix
Difficulty Moderate
Required Lighting High/Moderate
Temp. 72-78F
Placement Midground/High
Coloration Pink or Teal
pH 8.1-8.4
Specific Gravity 1.023-1.025
Water Hardness 8-12dh
Temperament Peaceful
Water Flow High


Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Bird's Nest, Finger Coral, Needle Coral.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful coral that should not be kept with fish or invertebrates that may nip it, nor with any other corals that may sting it with their long sweeping tentacles.

Diet[edit | edit source]

This coral contains the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae from which it receives the majority of its nutritional requirements through photosynthesis. It generally does not require any supplemental feedings but may pick up any other micro-plankton or foods designed for other tank invertebrates.

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

This coral does best in an established tank. It prefers a high water current and a high light level (300 to 500PAR), so does best in the middle to upper regions of the tank depending on the lighting. Will turn a light brown or white when exposed to too much light. Getting this coral exactly the correct flow, light, and nutruent levels are key to keeping it a bright pink or teal color. Needs stable water parameters to thrive, and adiquate calcium to grow.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A SPS coral that many pointy branches with small colored polyps all over its branches.

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