Porites sp – Starry Night Frag – WYSIWYG 1

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This is a frag of Porites coral which I am calling ‘Starry Night‘.  Base color is a purple/gray with bright white polyps.
Growth form has been columnar, growing upwards in thick columns.


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Product Description

Category:  SPS (Small Polyp Stony)
Common Name:  
Starry Night Porites

Scientific Name:  Porites sp
Specimen Size:  Medium frag approximately 1.25″ across
Origination: RC aquacultured frag
Entry Updated: 5/4/2017


Porites (Jewel) corals are SPS corals that have similar requirements as Acropora corals but they tend to do OK with less intense lighting and water flow than Acropora and are similar to Stylophora or Pocillopora corals in their care requirements.

Porites corals are usually found in shades of yellow, red, blue or green.   Polyps are extended day and night which may make the coral look fuzzy.

They are one of the most hearty of the SPS and also offer interesting colors and shapes not found in many other SPS corals for the more advanced hobbyists.  Some Porites are colonized by colorful fan worms.  Others are often found growing in association with a colorful blue sponge.

Like all SPS corals, they receive their main nutrition from receiving adequate lighting and utilizing nutrients in the water that are produced from feeding fish in a well stock tank.  They can and will take small filter feeder foods that are offered, but it is generally not necessary to feed them in a typical tank

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

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Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  Moderately strong lighting 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting
PAR:  400-450 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: Moderately strong alternating flow
Food: Feeding system filter feeder foods 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: Moderate for SPS experienced hobbyists.
Lighting:  Moderate to moderately strong lighting.
Water flow: Moderately strong 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