By Bob Goemans
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Pocillopora damicornis

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Rasberry/Birdnest/Cauliflower Coral

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean: Red Sea to Eastern Africa

Natural Environment: Branching/cluster-like species usually found close to the surface along reef edges and has a wide degree of variability among colonies.

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 73 to 79°F (23 - 26°C). Mostly light brown with very fuzzy polyps, and common in the trade. Generally needs good water quality, very good water movement and strong lighting. Also quite aggressive and has short 1 inch (2.5 cm) sweeper tentacles.

 Pocillopora damicornis (Rasberry/Birdnest/Cauliflower Coral)
Photo © Wayne Shang
Pavona varians Pocillopora elegans
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