Seriatopora hystrix – UC Green Birdsnest Frag – WYSIWYG 4

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This is a frag of S. hystrix ‘Green Birdsnest’  coral.  The frag is currently pink with green highlights.  Dark purple colored polyps are extended day and night giving it a fuzzy appearance.
Under fairly bright light the coral will morph more  towards pink.  Lower light gives more green, especially at the branch tips.
Growth form is a tangled bush shape with sharp pointed branches.
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Product Description

Category:  SPS (Small Polyp Stony)
Common Name:
 Green Birdsnest Coral

Scientific Name:  Seriatopora hystrix
Specimen Size:  XL frag approximately 1.5″ tall
Origination: UC aquacultured frag
Entry Updated:


Seriatopora (Birdsnest) corals have similar requirements as Acropora corals but they tend to do OK with less intense lighting and waterflow than Acropora.

Pink Birdsnest prefers brighter lighting than the green varieties and colors will intensify under strong lighting.  Brighter lighting tends to give brigher and lighter colors.

Birdsnest corals are some of the easiest SPS to keep.

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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Photo Notes We want you to be happy with the coral that you receive and we take pride in the corals that we offer.  To provide true representation of the color and health for our WYSIWYG corals, they are photographed and white balanced under the ReefCorner LED lighting at approximately a 10K to 14K white point to best show the actual color of the coral. The coloration may vary when viewed under different lighting.  The grid the coral is typically photographed on is approximately 0.6" per square to give you a size reference.
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: 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: Easy for SPS experienced hobbyists.
Lighting:  Requires moderate to moderately strong lighting.
Water flow: Moderate to moderately strong alternating current.
Placement: On rock work mid 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