Corals of the genus Porites often referred to as Jewel Coral are easy to keep SPS coral that grow in a branching or encrusting growth formation. They are light loving and appreciate strong flow. However, they are much more tolerant of less than ideal conditions unlike many other SPS corals.
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 Porites.
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 the dKH of the water 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.
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