Coral Guide

Green Bird's Nest Coral   (Seriatopora caliendrum)
Family: Pocilloporidae (Stony Corals)
Habitat: Diverse locations: lagoons to reef crest
Light: Medium   Water Flow: Medium   Space: 10+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Difficult   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooxanthellate, also microplankton
Natural History: Bird's Nest Corals are found in a variety of moderate-depth reef locations where moderate to low water flow is present. They grow in an unmistakable pattern that includes intertwining skeletal branches. Branches may grow together and fuse. Colors range from browns and pinks to yellows and creams.
Husbandry: Bird's Nest Coral is considered a good reef tank coral. It can even grow in dimly-lit tanks if it is fed sufficient microplankton. It required high water quality and may be damaged by strong water flow. It can be propagated by fragmentation.

AKA: Needle Coral, Brush Coral

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