Coral is a small polyp stony (SPS) .It is a beautiful pink in color, and is able to adapt to many different lighting and water flow regimes in the aquarium. The Stylophora genus is one of the better known, and well studied groups of corals. The Club Finger Coral S. pistillata, also known as the Cat’s Paw Coral, forms attractive branching colonies. They are wide spread in nature, fast growing, and can adapt to many conditions. The branches are flat and thick, with round blunt tips. The polyps are small, yet visible and extend at night in the wild, but both day and night in a captive reef. The colors they come in are cream, pink, blue, and greens.
- Scientific Name: Stylophora spp.
- Food: Micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates in the evening when its polyps are expanded.
- Care: water flow strong and Moderate to High lighting
- Approximate Size: Sm 2″ to 3″; Md 3″ to 4″; Large: 4″ to 5 inches