Cat's Paw Coral - Pink - Stylophora species - Stylophora Coral - Brush Coral - Club Finger Coral - Gypsy Coral - Stump Coral
Cat's Paw Coral - Pink - Stylophora species As the name suggests, Cat's Paw Coral _ Pink is shaped like a catÍs paw and is pink in color. The subtle shade of Cat's Paw Coral - Pink enhances the visual appeal of a marine aquarium manifolds. Moderately hardy and difficult to maintain, Cat's Paw Coral _ Pink is better placed in an established aquarium and should be handled by an experienced aquarist. The article introduces you to the various aspects of CatÍs Paw Coral _ Pink. Taxonomy:
Cat's Paw Coral _ Pink belongs to the Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Cnidaria, Class Anthozoa, Family Pocilloporidae and Genus Stylophora. Scientific names:
The scientific name of Cat's Paw Coral _ Pink is Stylophora species. Other common names:
Cat's Paw Coral - Pink is also commonly called as Brush Coral, Stylophora Coral, Club Foot Coral, Stump Coral, Club Finger Coral, Cluster Coral, BirdÍs Nest Coral and Gypsy Coral. Coral Type:
Cat's Paw Coral - Pink is a Small Polyp Stony (SPS) Coral. Origin or natural range:
The Stylophora species is found in the Indo _ Pacific region including Fiji, Tonga, the Solomon Islands and the Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea. Color:
Cat's Paw Coral - Pink is pink in color with the combinations of brown and tan as the color variations. Compatibility:
The Stylophora species is non-aggressive towards the other marine aquarium invertebrates. Habit & Habitat:
Cat's Paw Coral _ Pink is found on the fore-reef in the marine water bodies. Morphology:
- The Stylophora species is moderately hardy.
- Cat's Paw Coral _ Pink has branches that are circular in shape with blunt tips.
- Growth enabling environment in your marine aquarium:
- Temperature of water: Seventy-two to seventy-eight degrees Fahrenheit.
- Specific gravity of water: 1.023 to 1.025.
- pH of water: 8.10 to 8.40.
- Water flow in the aquarium: Cat's Paw Coral - Pink requires strong water flow in the marine aquarium hosting it.
- The Stylophora species requires high-intensity lighting in the marine aquarium it inhabits.
- High intensity Metal Halide lighting is recommended in the case of Cat's Paw Coral - Pink.
- Alternatively, high intensity Power Compact and T-5 Fluorescent lighting is also fine.
- The coloration of Cat's Paw Coral - Pink may vary depending upon the intensity of light it is exposed to.
- Habit & habitat:
- You can place the Stylophora species anywhere in your established marine aquarium.
- Cat's Paw Coral _ Pink grows rapidly if it gets favorable conditions in your marine aquarium.
- Feeding & Nutrition:
- The Stylophora species derives its nutrition mainly through photosynthesis which is performed by zooxanthellae, a photosynthetic alga living symbiotically within the coral.
- Cat's Paw Coral _ Pink is Planktivorous in feeding habit and filter-feeds a few times per week, when open.
- The Stylophora species feeds upon acellular marine invertebrates, phytoplankton and zooplankton.
- Provide the food to Cat's Paw Coral _ Pink in the form of a paste.
- Add Calcium, Strontium and Trace Elements to the water as dietary supplements for the Stylophora species.
- Keep Ammonia and Nitrites levels in the water at zero. Nitrates level in the water should be greater than 0.20 PPM.
- Breeding: Cat's Paw Coral _ Pink breeds easily and rapidly in a marine aquarium if the conditions therein are favorable for the coral.
Cat's Paw Coral - Pink requires high maintenance.