Common names: cauliflower coral, birdsnest
Difficulty Level: Stylophora is one of the most forgiving SPS corals.
Feeding: Stylophora 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. More flow will yield tighter growing colonies while less flow will give them a looser branch formation.
Placement: Stylophora 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.
Stylophora species specific information:
- Stylophora danae
- Stylophora kuehlmanni
- Stylophora madagascarensis
- Stylophora mamillata
- Stylophora pistillata
- Stylophora subseriata
- Stylophora wellsi