Violet and Blue Polyp Pocillopora
Violet and Blue Polyp Pocillopora is WYSIWYG! This variety is one of the hardiest pocillopora we’ve ever seen! The violet and blue polyp pocillopora has been aquacultured by the Chaos founders for several years.
Pocillopora despite being one of the less popular stony corals in the reef aquarium hobby are second only to Acropora in reef building productivity in the wild. Their skeletons make up a huge portion of the reef’s structure in the ocean. Pocillopora are one of the most adaptable SPS corals in that they tolerate a wide range of both light and flow.
The Pocillopora is a fast-growing branching SPS that is great for those just getting into SPS reefs. The Pocillopora Coral is an extremely fast growing coral even by SPS standards. Once the coral is established in your reef tank its growth can be explosive once you have provided the right water flow, light, calcium, and other trace elements to the water. Pocillopora coral growth resembles thick lumpy branches covered in fuzzy polyps which is why it also known as “Cauliflower Coral”.
Care and Placement
Skill Level: Moderate
Disposition: Semi – aggressive
Light Level: Moderate to High
Water Flow: Medium
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025