Seriatopora, most commonly known as "Birds Nest" corals, are small polyp stony (SPS) corals in the Pocilloporidae family. Seriatopora corals grow by branching out and the branch tips are sharply tapered. The corallites are arranged in neat rows. Seriatopora corals are usually found in shades of yellow, orange, pink, green, and brown.
Seriatopora corals require high lighting. We recommend 300-400 PAR. Bear in mind that most corals can be gradually adapted to lighting conditions outside of their normal preferences. Seriatopora corals also prefer moderately strong water flow in which the flow path is alternating.
Through their symbiotic relationship with a photosynthetic algae, known as zooxanthellae, they receive many of their nutrients. Seriatopora corals may benefit from targeted feeding with rotifers and vitamins. To maintain good health, calcium, strontium, and other trace elements should be monitored and added as needed.
When placing your Birds Nest coral, please remember that these corals aren't aggressive and have no real defense against other corals. Be sure to provide enough personal space for your Seriatopora corals to grow and thrive.