Porites are small polyp stony (SPS) corals in the Poritidae family. These corals mostly grow by encrusting and can grow into mounds. When the polyps are extended, Porites appear fuzzy. These corals are usually found in shades of yellow, green, pink, and tan. However, there are other color morphs found in aquaculturing. Porites are commonly called, “Yellow finger coral” or “Jeweled finger coral.”
Porites corals require moderate to high lighting. We recommend around 200-350 PAR depending on the particular species of Porites. Bear in mind that most corals can be gradually adapted to lighting conditions outside of their normal preferences. Porites also prefer strong water flow. Porites have short tentacles and are pretty peaceful corals. Be sure to provide a little space for your Porites corals to grow and thrive.