Stylophora sp – Metallic Green Polyp Frag – WYSIWYG 1

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This is a frag of Stylophora coral, possibly an unusual growth form of S. pistillata.   The base color is light pink to green depending on lighting with bright neon green polyps that are extended during the day.
The growth form is a small clump.

$19.00

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Product Description

Category:  SPS (Small Polyp Stony)
Common Name:
   Metallic Green Polyp Stylo
Scientific Name:  Stylophora sp, possibly S. pistillata
Specimen Size:  Medium frag approximately 1″ tall
Origination:  RC aquacultured frag
Entry Updated:  12/23/2016

OVERVIEW

Stylophora corals are one of the easier SPS corals to keep and a good choice for hobbyists looking to try SPS corals.

They will normally adapt to moderate to strong lighting and moderate to strong water flow.

Coloration will tend to change based upon the intensity and spectrum of the lighting that is provided.  Stronger lighting generally gives lighter but brighter colors.

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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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 2-3 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 fairly strong lighting to maintain best color.
Water flow: Moderately strong to strong alternating current.
Placement: On rock work mid to high 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