Stylocoeniella sp – Purple and Green Frag – WYSIWYG 4

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This is a frag of the rarely seen Stylocoeniella  ‘Thorn’ coral.  Base color is a dark purple with contrasting bright green polyps.  Quite a stunning looking coral and one of my personal favorites.  Under low light levels, the background is a solid deep purple.  Under higher light, the background will start to lighten towards a maroon color.
Growth form is encrusting and it can grow fairly rapidly under the right conditions which is lower light and moderate to fairly strong water flow.  Great coral for under a rock overhang or similar dim area of the tank.


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Product Description

Category:  SPS (Small Polyp Stony) though often considered to be an LPS (Large Polyp Stony)
Common Name:  
Purple and Green Thorn Coral

Scientific Name:  Stylocoeniella sp.
Specimen Size:  Medium frag approximately 1″ across
Origination: RC aquacultured frag.
Entry Updated:  6/12/2017


Stylocoeniella corals are a rarely seen coral that have an encrusting growth form.

There are many color variations of this coral including purple, green, orange and red often with contrasting colored polyps.

They like low to moderate light.  Generally error on the low side with this coral.  We have found that the color is generally best under near cryptic lighting.  In the wild, they tend to live in shallow water but under rock overhangs.  They like moderate to fairly strong water flow.

Polyps are small, but will take small foods typically offered to filter feeders.

Like all stony corals, attention should be paid to monitoring calcium and alkalinity levels as noted on the right.

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Quick Care Notes

ReefCorner Living Conditions for this specimen:

Lighting:  Low 10 hrs/day using ReefCorner Captive Reef LED Lighting
PAR:  30-50 PAR measured at coral
Water Flow: Low non-laminar flow
Food: System fed small meaty foods 1-2 times a week.
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 to moderate.
Lighting:  Low to moderate.  Color is generally best under lower light levels
Water flow: Moderate to fairly high
Placement: low on rock work
Aggressiveness: Low. Has no significant tentacle reach.
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