Stylophora are small polyp stony (SPS) corals in the Pocilloporidae family. Sometimes called "Cat's Paw," Stylophora grows out in thick branches with blunt ends. When its polyps are fully extended, this coral can appear very fuzzy. Stylophora corals can be found in shades of green, brown, orange, purple, pink, magenta, and red. Considered a great beginner SPS coral, Stylophora are known to be one of the more hardy SPS varieties.
Stylophora corals require moderate to high lighting. We recommend around 250-400 PAR. Bear in mind that most corals can be gradually adapted to lighting conditions outside of their normal preferences. Stylophora corals also prefer moderately strong water flow in which the flow path is alternating.