Pocillopora

Common names:cauliflower coral

Difficulty Level:Pocillopora is one of the most forgiving SPS corals.

Feeding: Pocillopora has extremely small polyps and only the ability to capture the smallest items. Feeding is not usually needed in a well lit reef.

Lighting (Level 6 to 10): These corals easily adapt to all medium to high light conditions, and they do it relatively easily. Less acclimation is needed, but care should still be taken.

Water flow: Moderate to strong flow is needed to keep these corals clear of debris.

Placement: Pocillopora is a very peaceful coral and should be placed away from others with more aggressive tendencies. Keep in mind their unique growth forms when placing them.

General: These corals can easily be confused with some species of branching montipora and birdsnest. Luckily their care is very similar.

Pocillopora fragging 101

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