my profile  |  logon  |  helpsearch 
Virtual Tanks
> Database
salt water
fresh water
> Virtual Tanks
> Resources
> Articles
> Reviews
SALT WATER  - Coral - Hard Coral (SPS)

Yellow Porites Coral Porites sp.

Yellow Porites Coral (Porites sp.)  
Aliases:  Yellow Jeweled Finger Coral, Yellow Branching Porites Coral
Yellow Porites Coral Porites sp.
Click to upload your own image
region of origin

  Family:  Poritidae
  Maximum Size:  
   Diameter - 6 inches
  Temperament:  Passive
  Stamina:  Moderately Hardy

  Activity:  Day / Diurnal
  Tank Area Preference:

  Captive Breeding:  Good
  Sexual Differences:  None Specified

  Aquarium Compatibility


Reef Safe
Get a widget for this specimen!
Click the icon for more information.
Get a FishDB widget for this specimen  
   Porties Corals, like Acroporas, can add a wonderful demension of color to you reef tank. Porties Corals are a bit hardier than Acroporas, given they have intense lighting, strong water current and occasional supplemental feedings. They will extend polyps at times, giving it a slighty bushy or furry look, but they are peaceful and will not harm neighboring corals.   
The Yellow Porites Coral (Porites sp.) is sometimes called a Yellow Jeweled Finger Coral or a Yellow Branching Porites Coral. It belongs to the family named Poritidae. Typically reaching a max size of about 6 inches in diameter, the Yellow Porites Coral is passive in nature and moderately hardy in stamina. It's more active during the daytime and less at night. According to FishDB current data, captive breeding success is good and there are no external signs of sexual differences. Porites sp. in general should have extra bright (5+ watts/gallon) light to thrive. Tank parameters should be maintained with ph level between 8.1 - 8.4, temperature between 77 - 79 degrees fahrenheit, and a salinity between 1.020 - 1.023. Some of the environmental concerns that you should strive to replicate in your home aquaria to promote succesful acclimation include a well established aquarium, high water quality, a strong water current, a moderate water current, and a fluctuating water current.

additional commentary

Add Commentary