• Name:

    Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata

  • Family: Pocilloporidae
  • Species: Stylophora
  • Scientific Name: Stylophora pistillata
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General info about Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata

In general, corals coming from the genus Stylophora usually has a branching type of coral growth. Depending on the species, their finger-like branches are highly variable when it comes to length and width. Their colony usually forms a dome with a depression at the middle which looks similar to a bird's nest.

For the Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata, they are predominatly colored pink with green tentacles. This are the water parameters for cultivating Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata:

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 3.2 - 4.8 MEQ/L (8 - 11 dKh)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 10
  • Temperature: 74° - 83° F (23° - 28° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025

Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata Diet & Nutrition

Majority of the nourishment of the Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata comes from the photosynthetic activity of the symbiotic zooxanthellae living within their tissues. On top of this, we recommend you still do supplemental feeding by adding mysis and brine shrimp. They also have the ability to absrob nutrients in the water. So, adding dissolved nutrients is also important.

Fragging / Propagating Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata

A mature tank is highly recommended in propagating Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata. They must be set on the upper portion of the tank.

Flow / Lighting Requirements for Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata

The Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata requires moderate lighting and strong water flow. However, if your specimen is a newly acquired thin branch, DO NOT expose them to strong water flow. Otherwise, they will not adopt to their new environment and will not grow.

Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata Origin

The Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata can be found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Their population in the wild is dwindling where they are now considered as a threatened species listed under Appendix II of the CITES list which means that their international trade is monitored.

Caution Should be Taken with Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata

Do not be alarmed if you see crabs thriving within the colony of the Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata. They have a symbiotic relationship with small crabs, particularly the gall-forming crab Hapalocarcinus marsupialis.

How to Acclimate Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata

Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata are purely marine, therefore, salinity must be maintained thoroughly at 1.023 to 1.025 specific gravity.

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Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata Stylophora Pocilloporidae Stylophora pistillata

In general, corals coming from the genus Stylophora usually has a branching type of coral growth. Depending on the species, their finger-like branches are highly variable when it comes to length and width. Their colony usually forms a dome with a depression at the middle which looks similar to a bird's nest.

For the Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata, they are predominatly colored pink with green tentacles. This are the water parameters for cultivating Magenta Polyp Stylophora pistillata:

  • Calcium: 400 - 450 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 3.2 - 4.8 MEQ/L (8 - 11 dKh)
  • Phosphates: 0
  • Magnesium: 1200 - 1350
  • Strontium: 10
  • Temperature: 74° - 83° F (23° - 28° C)
  • Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.023 - 1.025
Tony Palacios

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