Pocillopora meandrina is a great coral for those looking to get into SPS. This can grow quickly and can tolerate a range of lighting and flow, but has been found to grow best in moderate to high lighting (PAR 150-250) with moderate to high flow. It’s growth patterns are upright bushy stalks that are uniform in pattern.
While this one has been aquacultured for many years, it originated from Hawaii in shallow reefs and is always the first coral to appear after a new lava flow! This species is endangered in the wild due to ocean warming and acidification. Our SPS corals are broadcast fed our Nannochloropsis phytoplankton to insure healthy tissue and color.
All corals at K&P Aquaculture have been tank raised under Aquaillumination and Red Sea LEDs. Our parameters are kept relatively stable using dosing pumps distributing Calcium supplements in the morning and alkalinity supplements at night.
- Salinity 1.024-1.026
- Alkalinity 8.4-9.0
- Calcium 420-440
- Magnesium 1300-1400
- Nitrate 2-4 ppm
- Phosphate 0.05-0.01
We use UPS Overnight for coral shipment. To minimize the risk of shipping delays we ship on Tuesday or Wednesdays only after contacting you, which we will do via email after Checkout. Your tracking information will also be sent via email as soon as your order has been packaged and delivered to our local UPS location. If you require a shipping day other than Tuesday or Wednesday, please contact us so we can discuss other options. Please note that before we ship any order out we check the weather in our area as well as the weather in your area to ensure livestock travels as safely as possible without delay. However, we do understand that there are always the possibillities of delays so for that reason we cover ANY livestock that arrive dead. All we require is just that pictures are taken and sent to us within 1-2 days of your package arriving.