Pocillopora damicornis – Green Frag – WYSIWYG 1

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This is a frag of P. damicornis.  Base color is cream with lime green polyps.  The polyps are extended during the day giving it a very fuzzy appearance.  Growth form is an open branching clump.
This is one of the easier and fastest growing SPS corals.  It does well under most lighting of at least moderate intensity and is perfect for new hobbyists wanting to try SPS corals.  It is also one of the only SPS corals that will sometimes reproduce sexually in the reef aquarium, forming spontaneous new colonies.
    AIMS Coral Database Fact Sheet


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Product Description

Category:  SPS (Small Polyp Stony)
Common Name:  
Green Pocillopora

Scientific Name:  Pocillopora damicornis
Specimen Size:  Large frag approximately 1.25″ tall x 1.5″ across
Origination: TCF aquacultured frag
Entry Updated:  4/9/2017



Pocillopora corals are one of the easiest to maintain SPS corals and can grow rapidly in an established reef aquarium.

They require medium to strong lighting which can be achieved with most LED, T5, Power Compact or Metal Halide lighting systems.

Water flow should be moderate to fairly strong.

Growth can be quite rapid under good conditions.  P. damicornus are one of the few SPS corals that will occasionally spawn in the home reef tank and spontaneously form new colonies.

As is the case with all stony corals, attention needs to be paid to maintaining proper Calcium and Alkalinity levels in the reef tank for proper skeletal development as noted on the right.

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Naming Notes We identify the scientific name when we are able to with some degree of accuracy. You will notice that we don’t give our corals cool names like “AWESOME ULTRA SUPER METALLIC NEON RED AND SCREAMING LIME GREEN ULTRA ULTRA COLORED AUSSIE” unless it is a name in common usage in the hobby that helps to identify the coral. We let our pictures do the talking and you can be the judge of whether our corals are awesome or not.


Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  Moderately strong lighting 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting
PAR:  250-300 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: Moderately strong alternating flow
Food: Feeding system filter feeder foods fed 1-2 times weekly
Temperature: 77 - 80
Specific Gravity:  1.025 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 9-10 dKH
Calcium:  450-460ppm
Magnesium: 1320-1400ppm
pH: 8.15 - 8.35
Nitrates, Phosphates, Silicates = 0

General Care Requirements:

Care Level: Easy for SPS experienced hobbyists
Lighting:  Moderate to strong lighting.
Water flow: Moderate to strong alternating current.
Placement: On rock work middle to upper level in the tank.
Aggressiveness: Low. Has short polyp reach, but will need some room for growth.
Water Parameters:  Stony corals require that water quality is kept high and the following parameters are monitored and maintained to within the tolerable bounds:
Temperature: 76-82
Specific Gravity: 1.024 - 1.026
Alkalinity: 8dKH - 12dKH
Calcium: 400ppm or above
Magnesium: 1250ppm or above
pH: 8.0 - 8.4
Nitrates: <5ppm

For more care information, go to our Reef Database Entry