Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral - Aquacultured CCGC 30 Day
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Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral, Aquacultured
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Captive Grown
Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral, Aquacultured (Seriatopora guttatus)

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Green, Orange
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Aquacultured - LiveAquaria®
Family Pocilloporidae
Lighting High
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium to Strong
Placement Middle to Top
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Overview

The Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral boasts a contrasting color combination that is simply breathtaking. The dynamic interplay between the rich orange coloration and neon teal polyps is exciting yet soothing, making the Orange Gutattus Birdnest Coral an aesthetically pleasing choice for any SPS collector. "Guttatus" is Latin for "speckled" and true to its description the speckled appearance of the polyps enhances the dramatic coloration and is the distinguishing feature of this species.

The Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral, unlike most other Seriatopora gutattus corals, have rounded tips and are very fast growing. It is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral with very delicate, thin branches. The Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral requires both moderate lighting and intermittent water current to maintain its bright color. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

The Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral will thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from compact fluorescents, VHO, T-5's up to the more intense metal halides. Alter their position in the aquarium depending on the lighting, and provide at least 3 watts per gallon using one of the lighting systems mentioned above.

The Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral satisfies the majority of its nutritional requirements by means of photosynthetic, symbiotic zooxanthellae algae hosted within its body. While it may not require additional food to maintain its health in the reef aquarium, the Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral will feed on micro-plankton or foods designed for filter-feeding invertebrates.

The Orange Guttatus Birdsnest Coral is mounted on a small fired ceramic block that can be placed easily and securely in or between the rockwork in the reef aquarium.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

Certificate of Authenticity This LiveAquaria Certified Captive Grown Coral arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity & a 30-Day Arrive Alive, Stay Alive®, Risk-Free Guarantee. Learn more here >

Unlike most clip and ship coral frags, all of our Certified Captive Grown Corals are fully encrusted onto their plugs and are fully adjusted to artificial lighting and synthetic seawater, propagated and grown in our state-of-the-art facility in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Customer Testimonials

Chris W Newman , CA
What can I say it arrived and is verry great looking coral. Was verry pleased with it and will be ruturnig to buy more coral thank you
Phil F Columbus , OH
I received this product in the Beginner SPS Frag Pack and am thrilled with the size and health of the specimen. Within two days of being placed in my new reef tank, it was is full "bloom" and looks amazing!
Ross H Lafayette , IN
My coral arrived today and looks great. It got a little beat up in shipping, but otherwise is fantastic. The polyps came out almost immediately after it went in the tank, and it looks wonderful.
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