Stereonephthya Keepers Thread

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Stereonephthya are not the most common coral out there and I have only seen a few varieties in all my years of reefing. I have always enjoyed Stereonephthya corals as they looks so much like nonphotosynthetic dendronephthya. I wanted to start this thread for Stereonephthya keepers to post their specimens so we can see the variety of colors we have out there. Please share your care tips, sources for frags, and pictures.

I got a frag of a yellow and cream colored Stereonephthya over a year ago and have two colonies in my main display. I will be starting to make some frags in the near future. I am always on the lookout for new varieties.

General Care: This coral is not picky but seems to grow better in higher flow which allows it to catch more food when I feed the fish.
Lighting: Low-Medium High 75-250 PAR under T5-LED combo
Flow: Medium-High

Pictures: I took most of these pictures with the blues still on or using a flash. I will try to take some pictures without the blues on which show off the colors of this coral better.

Colonies
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Closeups
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Polyps Closed
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Stereonephthya are not the most common coral out there and I have only seen a few varieties in all my years of reefing. I have always enjoyed Stereonephthya corals as they looks so much like nonphotosynthetic dendronephthya. I wanted to start this thread for Stereonephthya keepers to post their specimens so we can see the variety of colors we have out there. Please share your care tips, sources for frags, and pictures.

I got a frag of a yellow and cream colored Stereonephthya over a year ago and have two colonies in my main display. I will be starting to make some frags in the near future. I am always on the lookout for new varieties.

General Care: This coral is not picky but seems to grow better in higher flow which allows it to catch more food when I feed the fish.
Lighting: Low-Medium High 75-250 PAR under T5-LED combo
Flow: Medium-High

Pictures: I took most of these pictures with the blues still on or using a flash. I will try to take some pictures without the blues on which show off the colors of this coral better.

Colonies
20190907_182905.jpg


Closeups
20181112_190505.jpg


-1663267575_20181112_190505_2759202.jpg


Polyps Closed
20190907_182952.jpg
Here's a stereonephthya, polyps are clusters of spikes instead of polyps, very odd. I no longer have. In my shipments of nps softies, I get once in awhile odd softies. Same type coral with a portie . They're from Tonga

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Stereonephthya are not the most common coral out there and I have only seen a few varieties in all my years of reefing. I have always enjoyed Stereonephthya corals as they looks so much like nonphotosynthetic dendronephthya. I wanted to start this thread for Stereonephthya keepers to post their specimens so we can see the variety of colors we have out there. Please share your care tips, sources for frags, and pictures.

I got a frag of a yellow and cream colored Stereonephthya over a year ago and have two colonies in my main display. I will be starting to make some frags in the near future. I am always on the lookout for new varieties.

General Care: This coral is not picky but seems to grow better in higher flow which allows it to catch more food when I feed the fish.
Lighting: Low-Medium High 75-250 PAR under T5-LED combo
Flow: Medium-High

Pictures: I took most of these pictures with the blues still on or using a flash. I will try to take some pictures without the blues on which show off the colors of this coral better.

Colonies
20190907_182905.jpg


Closeups
20181112_190505.jpg


-1663267575_20181112_190505_2759202.jpg


Polyps Closed
20190907_182952.jpg
Beautiful, and thanks for sharing, comrade
 

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Did a photo session last night when I was doing some bioluminescence viewing and got some great pictures of the Stereonepthya in my frag tank. I feel I captured the color a little better in just white light. Enjoy the eye candy.

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Did a photo session last night when I was doing some bioluminescence viewing and got some great pictures of the Stereonepthya in my frag tank. I feel I captured the color a little better in just white light. Enjoy the eye candy.

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StereoN1.jpg
Ooooooooo, glamour shots, very nice, comrade
 

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Stereonephthya are not the most common coral out there and I have only seen a few varieties in all my years of reefing. I have always enjoyed Stereonephthya corals as they looks so much like nonphotosynthetic dendronephthya. I wanted to start this thread for Stereonephthya keepers to post their specimens so we can see the variety of colors we have out there. Please share your care tips, sources for frags, and pictures.

I got a frag of a yellow and cream colored Stereonephthya over a year ago and have two colonies in my main display. I will be starting to make some frags in the near future. I am always on the lookout for new varieties.

General Care: This coral is not picky but seems to grow better in higher flow which allows it to catch more food when I feed the fish.
Lighting: Low-Medium High 75-250 PAR under T5-LED combo
Flow: Medium-High

Pictures: I took most of these pictures with the blues still on or using a flash. I will try to take some pictures without the blues on which show off the colors of this coral better.

Colonies
20190907_182905.jpg


Closeups
20181112_190505.jpg


-1663267575_20181112_190505_2759202.jpg


Polyps Closed
20190907_182952.jpg
Frags in the near future huh?!?! Put me on that list! Your stereos are gorgeous! I love the rarer softies!
 

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I might be doing my first frags on my shortly. They've been growing a lot faster than I thought they would and they're trying to drop babies I think. Some limbs lower down are getting REALLY long.
 

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