Purple Tip Stylophora
Corals of the genus Stylophora, commonly known as Cat’s Paw are an easy to keep and fast growing SPS coral. They grow into a dense bush like structure and require lots of flow to keep the inside branches of the colony clean.
While much more forgiving of alkalinity swings than other SPS corals like Acropora and Montipora. One should aim to keep alkalinity stable as it will increase both the growth and colouration of Cat’s Paw corals.
As with all SPS corals our recommendation is to focus on keeping Alkalinity stable. Many people struggle to keep healthy SPS as they aren’t paying enough attention to their alkalinity or they are trying to hit a specific dKH. We are less focused on what the actual dKH of our water is and more interested in making sure that it hasn’t changed since yesterday. When trying to lower or raise the dKH of our systems we always aim to do it as slowly as possible.
|Lighting||Medium - High|
|Water Flow||Medium - High|
|Placement||Medium - High|