The LiveAquaria® CCGC Aquacultured Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral boasts a contrasting color combination that is simply breathtaking. The dynamic interplay between the rich orange coloration and neon teal polyps is exciting yet soothing, making the Orange Gutattus Birdnest Coral an aesthetically pleasing choice for any SPS collector. "Guttatus
" is Latin for "speckled" and true to its description the speckled appearance of the polyps enhances the dramatic coloration and is the distinguishing feature of this species.
The Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral, unlike most other Seriatopora gutattus corals, have rounded tips and are very fast growing. It is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral with very delicate, thin branches. The Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral requires both moderate lighting and intermittent water current to maintain its bright color. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.
The Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from compact fluorescents, VHO, T-5's up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above.
The Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral satisfies the majority of its nutritional requirements by means of photosynthetic, symbiotic zooxanthellae algae hosted within its body. While it may not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, the Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter-feeding invertebrates.
The Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral is mounted on a small ceramic plug that can be placed easily and securely in or between the rockwork in the reef aquarium.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"
This LiveAquaria Certified Captive Grown Coral arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity & a 30-Day Arrive Alive, Stay Alive®, Risk-Free Guarantee.
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Unlike most clip and ship coral frags, all of our Certified Captive Grown Corals are fully encrusted onto their plugs and are fully adjusted to artificial lighting and synthetic seawater, propagated and grown in our state-of-the-art facility in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.