Nems And More Nems
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- Apr 21, 2020
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You’ll love Stylophora, this is so far my oldest SPS in my reef.I just picked up a rainbow stylo looks happy after day 3 polyps coming out and good flow. 1st sps In my tank so far will see.
how many inches a day please?I feel like birds nest are one of the hardiest sps in my experience, one of the few sps I’ve had that have gone all necrosis on me and then stopped and actually came back without having to intervene with super glue or dips. And they grow like hell.
Monticap is the easiest. Birdsnest is arguably one of the worst beginner ones. They are extremely finnicky and brittle imo
True Montipora capricornis don’t exist in the hobby. What we call ‘monti caps’ are actually other species of plating Montipora with ridges or papillae such as M. aequituberculata, M. florida, or M. foliosa.I think montipora cap. is a lot easier than those listed.
I agree 100%, they grow fast if they like the environment but, I've always found it more difficult than most sps to initially introduce, and they don't respond well to most dipsMonticap is the easiest. Birdsnest is arguably one of the worst beginner ones. They are extremely finnicky and brittle imo
Yes it baffles me how everybody says birds nest are so easy to keep. They die before everything else and they grow so dense they shade themselves to death. One thing I will say. Mine has died back to nothing multiple times when every other acro was fine, but a few polyps always survive and grow back to a colony again. They do grow ultra fast.I’d say stags over all those like the blue or green slimer! They take off quick! I’ve had more problems with birds nest than any acro I’ve ever kept lol.. I think the lighting is too strong in my case..
Yepgreen slimer and slimeball anacropora were very hard and fast growers for me
That's a Pocillopora, not a birdsnest (Seriatopora). Seriatopora have branches that terminate in sharp tips and have their polyps aligned in rows.Birdsnest gets my vote. Doesn’t need huge light / PAR requirements and is the first to let me know if something is a little off. Great grower. This Jungle Green Birdsnest was a 1in frag 9 months ago.
I do have a traditional “seriatopora” with the anatomy you’re describing (it also is a good grower and has been easy to keep). I just continue to call it a jungle green Birdsnest because that’s what world wide corals called it when I got it during a live sale (thank you reef2reef!)That's a Pocillopora, not a birdsnest (Seriatopora). Seriatopora have branches that terminate in sharp tips and have their polyps aligned in rows.
I ended up tearing down a 150 gallon tank last year as a result Pocillipora growing everywhere and overtaking everything. Would never introduce in my tank again. The problem with some of these corals which have been mentioned is that once they take off, They TAKE OFF!! There is no stopping them and if you decided to step up to more demanding corals, (not to say "high end") you'll find it near impossible to protect these more delicate slower growing corals from the beginner corals. I never thought I'd call a red Digitata a pest but today to me it is.friends don't let friends start with Pocillipora - it is the worst pest in my tank
various tenuis strains have been bullet roof for me and easier to keep them in one place
Second this. In a year I grew a quarter sized pavona into a piece bigger than my hand. The pieces that broke off are growing fast as well.My vote is Other
Pavona is my suggesting as a first time SPS.